Born in Sringeri, South India in 1954, Sri H.S. Arun (Arunji) grew up and completed his studies in Bangalore, India, where he started his career at a Chartered Accountant company. It was around this time that he developed a dust allergy, and asthma, which became quite severe during the rainy season. At a colleague’s suggestion, he decided to try yoga as a remedy, and was initiated into yoga in 1974 by late Sri S. Janakiraman at the Rashtrothana Shareerika Siksha Kendra, Bangalore. After two years of practice, he was cured of asthma.
Arun started teaching Yoga in 1976 at the Rashtrothana Shareerika Siksha Kendra. Here, in 1978, he gave class in front of his Pujya Guruji, Dr. Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji). Arun’s Jr. Advanced Iyengar yoga certification was awarded to him directly by Guruji.
The idea of teaching and applying Iyengar Yoga to meet and suit each individual’s unique needs appeals to Arunji immensely. He decided to propagate Iyengar Yoga, and gave many lecture-demonstrations in schools, colleges, hospitals, factories and organizations around the world. He has written 15 Books on Yoga in Kannada; one of which is translated into English, entitled “Yoga in Day-to-Day Life.” He is currently working on another yoga book.
In addition to his annual U.S. tour (since 2005), Arunji travels extensively to South American countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela as well as Hong Kong and Israel, to share his knowledge of Iyengar Yoga. Arunji is a devoted student, and travels the world promoting his guru’s work.