Reflections on BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar: Gherandasana

Today we reflect on the life of our teacher, Shri BKS Iyengar. He passed away at the age of 95 years on August 20, 2014.

All of us who practice yoga have felt his influence as his teachings have directly impacted the lives of those who have studied with him, Geetaji, Prashantji or a certified Iyengar teacher. Even those who have not studied “Iyengar Yoga” directly have been touched, as aspects of his teachings have been widely adopted by many schools of yoga.

Guruji is with us all every time we practice with sincerity and devotion. He lives in our asanas and is witnessing the rythmnic flow of our breath as we sit in pranayama. He rests with us in Savasana. His wise, insightful teaching guides us and his philosophy nourishes us. Let us all take a moment to reflect on the life of this unique, wise and talented man.

Patricia Walden has written a reflection on this day along with some wonderful links and videos. Check it out here