If it weren't for B.K.S. Iyengar, yoga wouldn't be quite as popular in the West. This photo of the yogi, who died this week at 95, was taken in Karnataka, India on May 3, 2005. Hemant patil/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Hemant patil/Corbis Goats and Soda Weakened By TB And Malaria, Iyengar Took The Yoga Cure August 21, 2014 He practiced to improve his own health. Then he spread the word about yoga to the world. His excellent English helped. So did his use of props like blocks and belts.