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Guruji Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar yoga. As a student of Sri Krishnamacharya and fellow student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar practiced and studied yoga for a long time. His yoga is characterized by perfection in yoga postures and he has taught yoga in a completely unique way to millions of students around the world. These days Iyengar yoga is taught by many yoga teachers.
Iyengar yoga is a yoga style that focuses on the precision and physical alignment of the body. The yoga postures are retained for a longer period of time, with anatomical details playing an important role. This yoga style not only helps to become more flexible and to gain more balance and strength, but it is also very useful in the treatment of health problems such as back pain.
B.K.S. Iyengar set up many yoga centers and his yoga courses are included in the curricula of many universities around the world. B.K.S. Iyengar also has written twenty books and his magnum opus Light On Yoga has been translated into eighteen languages. Yogashop sells a number of his books, where B.K.S. Iyengar sheds light on yoga.