As Iyengar yoga students and teachers around the world celebrate what would have been his 97th birthday, Google has made its own tribute to BKS Iyengar with a celebratory Google Doodle.
BKS Iyengar, or Guruji as he is affectionately known, traveled the world teaching and giving demonstrations to large groups of students at conferences and masterclasses. In this way he reached hundreds of thousands of students. Today, with the help of digital technology, he is giving his largest ever live Iyengar yoga demonstration to Google users across the globe.
Happy birthday Guruji!
Tāḍāsana to Utthita Hasta Pādāsana and Trikonāsana
Śīrṣāsana to Eka Pāda Śīrṣāsana and Parivrttaikapāda Śīrṣāsana
BKS Iyengar is one of the influential world figures including Martin Luther King, John Lennon and Marie Curie, whose birthdays have been featured on Google’s home page. The animation is being served to Google users in all the regions below in blue.