It’s not often we get to peek into the past and catch a glimpse of yoga history. We 21st century folk are lucky to have books, videos, personal accounts, and of course YouTube as valuable tools in modern day time travel.
So we’re especially grateful to experience the teachings of BKS Iyengar through the work of his student Noëlle Perez-Christiaens who gathered and compiled the material for this book from class notes and correspondence during the formative years of Iyengar’s international career. Sparks of Divinity: The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975 takes us back in time so we can continue living the teachings today.
Lucky you, we’re giving it away!
WIN: THREE lucky winners will get a copy of Sparks of Divinity: The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975, a collection of the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar first published in a French-English bilingual edition in 1976, courtesy of Rodmell Press.
More about the book and Noëlle:
When Noëlle first studied with Iyengar in Pune in 1959, he was still teaching his pupils one-on-one at his home. During her stay in India, Noëlle was regarded virtually as one of the household, and this intimacy continued in their subsequent letters, where Iyengar wrote to her more as a colleague and friend than as a teacher. We are fortunate to include Noëlle’s Indian Journal for 1959 and her Early Life of B.K.S. Iyengar, translated into English especially for this edition, for the intimate glimpses they give of Iyengar’s personal life and family.
TO ENTER: Surely we live our lives with mentors and gurus waltzing in and out of the frame. Holding these lessons and memories in our brainy snapshots is difficult to do, but if we think back hard enough we can conjure up the images. Hop into your time machine to any point in your past and picture a special someone in your mind who helped you along your journey. Share in the comments in two sentences or less (no deductions for going over) what you might say to that person, OR what you might share with your younger self, knowing what you know now. Time machine travel sight is 20/20 after all. Couplets are fun. Rhyming is optional
Here’s ours to start you off: Take that risk, you’re just a kid. Thank you wise and prophetic cab driver, glad we did.
Giveaway open until end of Monday, May 28th. Winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
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