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Google celebrates 97th birthday of Yoga Guru, Iyengar

On the 97 th birth anniversary of the famous Yoga instructor,BKS Iyengar , google honoured him with a doodle — showing the yoga guru in various poses within Google’s logo. He is known worldwide for introducing the ancient Indian practice of yoga to the Western world.

It has been believed that Iyengar in his eighties even had the potential of holding a headstand for nearly half an hour and his style — Iyengar Yoga — is characterised by tremendous control and discipline, which he exercised in ways not limited to confoundingly long headstands, Google said in a statement.

“To remember the pioneering and deeply spiritual yogi on what would have been his 97th birthday, Kevin Laughlin used a few of the master’s poses, or asanas, to help complete the logo on today’s homepage,” it added.

IyengarBellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, now popularly known as BKS Iyengar, was born in December 14, 1918 to a poor family at Bellur in today’s Karnataka.

Beloved by followers in every continent, Iyengar advised such aspiring yogis as Aldous Huxley, Sachin Tendulkar, and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.

He is the author of many yoga books including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life.

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