The great “Lion of Pune” B.K.S. Iyengar turns 92 today! Happy Birthday Guruji!
Here he is with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, November 20, 2010, meeting together to discuss the mind and culitvating happiness, where he said:
“…the moment the intellect of the heart and mind meets through complete understanding of body and mind cleansing, that is when the consciousness of the egoistic self or the “I” is nullified and a practitioner experiences boundless uncolored joy.” (via dalailama.com)
Read senior Iyengar teacher, and devoted student, Bobby Clennell’s tribute to Guruji. A tribute to B.K.S. Iyengar
In birthday celebration, please share your own experiences with Iyengar the practice, or Guruji himself in the comments.
BKS Iyengar last year on his 90th Birthday
Sirsasana at the Grand Canyon! via bksiyengar.com
Classic footage of BKS Iyengar in his early 20’s from a 1938 newsreel, and just about 45 years later in a 1987 master class:
- Caption This: BKS Iyengar Blesses Bikram Choudhury in India? (photo)
- ‘Don’t call it Iyengar’ and other enlightenments from Interviews with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar (videos)
- YogaDork Giveaway! Hey Kids, Win New Children’s Book ‘Watch Me Do Yoga’ by Bobby Clennell
YD original Tshirt: What Would Guruji Do? buy here