Geeta Iyengar in Pune
Within 12 hours from Guruji’s death at 20th August 3:15 AM Indian Standard Time the last rites and the cremation took place in Pune. We would like to share with you Geetaji’s last words for her father, B.K.S. Iyengar:
“Only his body has ended. One person’s efforts from inside out, changed the acceptance of yoga throughout the world. Nothing was hidden, from the time he began to practice, to his illness and death. Even last night he was telling Abhijata, “I have shown you all these things, now realize them for yourself.” What he has given cannot be encompassed by words. If a disciple is more developed, then that person will understand. What can be said in words, is that he was precious to us.”
Source: Iyengar Yoga Association (US)
Photo: by Coni Hörler
“Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.” – BKS Iyengar
Today, December 14th, 2013, is yoga master BKS Iyengar’s 95th birthday. Born in 1918, BKS Iyengar is a living legend, as the founder of Iyengar yoga, the writer of many authoritative books on yoga, and the yoga acharya of many students and followers all over the world.
BKS Iyengar has been practicing, teaching and writing about yoga for over 75 years… We see where yoga is today – thanks to his many classes and demonstrations, and many many books which have become guidebooks for so many students. Which yogi can say he or she was not influenced directly or indirectly by BKS Iyengar? His contribution to yoga is boundless and overwhelming.
A life dedicated to yoga – thank you BKS Iyengar!
The yoga.in team wishes Guruji a blessed 95th birthday!
Image credit: Coni Hörler Photography