I always tell people, “live happily and die majestically”
14 December 1981 – 20 August 2014
Guruji has departed his mortal body but left a legacy behind and once said ‘his end should be our beginning in yoga’.
YOGACHARYA B.K.S. IYENGAR brought yoga from India to the UK in the early sixties and gave demonstrations at the Barbican Theatre in London. Iyengar Yoga is now well established, taught and practised by millions of people worldwide. He shared his knowledge for the wellbeing of mankind.
B.K.S. Iyengar dedicated his life to the practise of yoga based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (the father of yoga who lived between 500 and 200 BC).
There are eight aspects of yoga described by Patanjali (ashtanga yoga) which include Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breath control). Within an Asana all eight aspects of yoga are said to be present.
IYENGAR YOGA TEACHERS are qualified to a high standard and certificated after many years of dedicated practice, rigorous training and examination. They take part in regular Professional Development and Training in order to renew their qualification annually and carry the professional service mark of the Association with the permission of B.K.S. Iyengar. Only fully qualified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are allowed to do this.
Iyengar Yoga (UK) holds an annual convention where hundreds of students and teachers come together to learn from a senior teacher.
Further information about Iyengar Yoga may be found on related websites (see links).
YOGA PRACTISE is a journey within to overcome afflictions of body and fluctuations of mind. Yoga means union – union with the cosmos. It is working towards effortless effort within a posture regardless of the posture practised for unity, peace and contentment. Yoga is physical, mental, and spiritual. Regular sincere practise is the key to progress.