Today, December 14, 2013, BKS Iyengar turns 95 years on this earth. Happy birthday, Guruji! Iyengar is one of the founding fathers of modern day yoga and his teachings still permeate and resonate through much of what we consider as popular yoga today. As many pay tribute to Mr. Iyengar (we invite you to read the big birthday spread in the Sakal Times featuring words from his family as well as his students and teachers of the Iyengar method) we’re delighted to celebrate his teachings by giving away a book that compiles many of them, spanning over 15 years from when yoga was reaching its tipping point in the west.
WIN: THREE lucky winners will receive 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.
TO ENTER: Taking a page from the book, and in the spirit of honoring the greatest teachers in each of our lives, please share with us in the comments how BKS Iyengar, your own yoga teacher, your best friend or any other inspirational person in your life has helped to guide you along your journey. This time of year is always great for reflection – feel free to add what you might say to them today knowing what you know now. Be as brief or verbose as you like.
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Giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm Wednesday, December 18. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: And the winnres are…Devi, Michelle and Saraswati! Thanks to all for sharing your experiences and gratitude in the comments.