Continuing our tribute to BKS Iyengar this week, the yoga.in team has selected a few of our favourite videos of BKS Iyengar as a homage to the great yoga master:
Genius In Action: BKS Iyengar
An excerpt from a film tribute created on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of BKS Iyengar’s first trip to the US narrated by his long-time student Patricia Walden.
The Ultimate Freedom Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
Filmed in black and white in 1976, BKS Iyengar presents a short introduction to yoga followed by the demonstration of asanas.
1938 silent film of Krishnamacharya and BKS Iyengar
This 45-minute black and white silent film was filmed in 1938. We see a young BKS Iyengar demonstrating asanas as well as his teacher, Krishnamacharya, and a female disciple.
Breath of the Gods trailer
A 3-minute excerpt of a feature documentary on the origins of modern yoga, featuring BKS Iyengar, Krishnamacharya and Pattabhi Jois, including some rare black and white footage of BKS Iyengar demonstrating asanas in the presence of the Maharajah of Mysore as his guru, Krishnamacharya, watches on.
BKS Iyengar demonstrates inhalation and exhalation at a yoga convention:
Bonus video: Yoga Yantra
This is a beautiful animation based on film footage of BKS Iyengar in practice, traditional yantras and mandalas, and Indian classical music. You can watch it here.