A Life Of Light: The Biography Of B. K. S Iyengar

A Life Of Light: The Biography Of B. K. S Iyengar (Paperback)

By Rashmi Palkhivala 
Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789352641734
No. of Pages: 260
Publish Date: 2017-06-20
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book

Only a disciplined person is a free person.' - B.K.S. Iyengar

The eleventh of thirteen children, Sundara was an emaciated child whose constitution could hardly bear the beatings he suffered at the hands of his guru Krishnamacharya in whose house he grew up after his father's death. Though downright cruel, Krishnamacharya's understanding of Yoga was phenomenal and he spearheaded its transformation in India - from an antiquated system to a vibrant, indigenous one backed by Brahminical wisdom. Under his tutelage Iyengar learnt the intricacies of the various asanas and started his career with several public demonstrations of his skills and the imparting of private yoga lessons along with administering cures for diseases as far-ranging as backaches, kidney stones and psychosomatic illnesses. Over the years he would be one of the most well-recognized yoga gurus across the world and a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan among other awards.

Narrated with love and compassion, A Life of Light is the biography of one of the most remarkable lives lived in an era of transition when India was finding its feet on the world stage.

About The Author

Rashmi is married into the Palkhivala family who were amongst Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar's early students in Mumbai and shared a warm relationship with the Iyengars. Her family now has three established teachers of yoga: her husband, Jehangir, her mother-in-law, Dhan, and and her brother-in-law, Aadil, and perhaps some more in the making.

She has always been an itinerant at heart with the eventual dream of settling in a house up on a hill, preferably surrounded with mist and mango trees. She has diverse skills that hold very slight credibility in the real world, like building houses of mud, helping birth babies and being able to zap a headache out of existence with some dextrous foot reflexology. In real life, she teaches English to high school kids. She enjoys writing and directing plays for older teens and has worked with several Mumbai schools for their annual dramatic productions. She has written a delightful book on the history of Mumbai for children, called Samundari City.

As the home on the hill hasn't materialized yet, she presently lives with her family in Mumbai, in an apartment on the seventeenth floor.


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Title: A Life Of Light: The Biography Of B. K. S Iyengar
Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Author: Rashmi Palkhivala
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789352641734
No. of Pages: 260
Publish Date: 2017-06-20
Binding: Paperback


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