Though downright cruel, Krishnamacharya’s understanding of Yoga was phenomenal and he spearheaded its transformation in India.
Under his tutelage Iyengar learnt the intricacies of the various asanas. He later started his career with several public demonstrations of his skills and the imparting of private yoga lessons.
He also administered cures for diseases as far-ranging as backaches, kidney stones and psychosomatic illnesses.
After many years of practice and disciplined life he became one of the most recognized yoga gurus across the world and a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan among other awards.
A Life of Light is the biography of one of the most remarkable lives lived in an era of transition.
Rashmi 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.