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YogaDork Giveaway: ‘Sparks of Divinity’ – Happy Birthday, B.K.S. Iyengar!

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Sparks of Divinity

B.K.S. may have left his earthly body this past August, but we know his teachings will undoubtedly live on for many years to come through his words, methods, and students. As an author who’s published several important yoga books, including The Tree of Yoga and Light on Yoga, which many refer to as the Bible of yoga asana, Iyengar was able to share his teachings with the world. But in this book, Sparks of Divinity: The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975, we are given a rare and intimate glimpse into what it was like to be present as one of his students through her perspective, and through a time when Iyengar was truly coming into his own.

As a collection of teachings, class notes and correspondence compiled by Iyengar’s student Noëlle Perez-Christiaens, Sparks of Divinity, offers an inspiring combination of wisdom from B.K.S. Iyengar and insight from his pupil. We’re delighted to present this giveaway in honor of B.K.S. Iyengar’s invaluable contribution to modern yoga and to celebrate his birthday, December 14th (he would have been 96 this year.) Happy Birthday, Guruji!

WIN: THREE lucky winners will receive a copy of Sparks of Divinity: The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975a 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: Let’s have a little fun. Tell us in three words how you would describe your yoga practice lately using the letters B K S. For instance, here’s ours: Balanced, Kinda, Sometimes! You don’t have to be as poetic <heh>. Alternatively, you could also use the letters I Y E N G A R. Leave your entry in the comments below, on facebook, or on twitter (for social media, be sure to tag @yogadork and @RodmellPress)

TIP: Check out Rodmell Press on facebook for regular giveaways of their great books.

Giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm Monday, December 15. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!

Update: and the winners are….Erin K., Virginia and TwistedSuzy! Congrats! Thank you all for playing along and sharing your fun comments. May you all find your sparks of divinity.

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29 comments… add one

  • Korie Bukovelo

    fun, peaceful, necessary

  • Bones. Kids. Sukha

  • Bliss Kind Slow

  • Dawn Anzinger

    Beneficent kinetic service

  • Blissful, Karmic, Sustaining.

  • Stacey

    Breath Kindness Stillness

  • Vesna Dzamonja

    Enlightening, Kundalini, Surrender.

  • Dwayne

    Would it Be allowed
    to maKe
    a meSostic here?

    (but I doubt it’ll format)

  • Karen

    Breath knitted stillness

  • Victoria

    Breathtaking
    Kindred
    Spiritual

  • Inspired
    Yummy
    Energetic
    Non-judgmental
    Goofy
    Appreciative
    Real

  • Slow, focused, frustrating

  • Cath

    When I am:
    Busy,
    Knocked down, or
    Stressed,
    that’s when I need yoga the most!

  • Virginia

    Baddha Konasana Settle

  • AnaJ.

    Body Kosha Surrenders

  • my yoga practice lately -

    Breathe consciously
    Kindly in the pose
    Spirituel in my mind

    YOGA are meditation – after many years I can feel it and know it is so – first time I heard B.K.S. Iyengar say so – I did not understand , I felt asana just was hard but reguired for my bag and body – but after years with Iyengaryoga I know.
    thank you for this possibility of reflection.

    Ilse Gaardahl – Denmark

  • deborah waag

    Born-again

    Kinder

    Safer
    Namaste

  • TD

    Intention
    Yamas
    Enlightenment
    Niyamas / Nada
    Gorakhnath / Gheranda
    Asana
    Raja yoga

  • Beautiful Kind Smile

    At the end of the practice, whenever we all say namaste, I can’t help but smile and be grateful for everything I learned that day.

  • Ann Van Regan

    Bountiful, Knotted, Synergistic

  • anita

    Soothing,healing,vital

  • TwistedSuzy

    Breath
    Kindness
    Space

  • Amanda

    Breathing Kindness Softly

  • Amanda

    Being Kindness Slowly

  • Norah Hazelgrove

    Bountiful
    Kind
    Still

  • Anne Marie Webster-Scott

    Necessary, difficult, rewarding

  • dylan miller

    ishvara pranidhana
    yoke
    ever-present
    new
    grounding
    ancient
    real

  • Rebecca

    Bold. Kick-ass. Steady.

    My husband says “Burger King Sandwiches” HAHA!

  • Be Kind to yourSelf!

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