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BKS Iyengar

“This intimate portrait of B.K.S. Iyengar, recognized worldwide as one of yoga’s foremost teachers, explores his legacy and wide-reaching influence among yoga practitioners. Through never-before-seen interviews with family, students, and Guruji himself, Jake Clennell’s documentary explores how his teachings have been adopted for the social good, leaving audiences enlightened and inspired.” The B.K.S. Iyengar documentary [...]

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My memories of Geeta Iyengar go back to the 1970s in Pune, before most of today’s practicing yogis were born, and certainly before yoga became mainstream.

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Today’s Google Doodle marks the birthday of renowned Indian yoga guru, B.K.S. Iyengar, and we have to say it’s mighty sweet. Guruji, as he is known by his students, passed away in August of last year. He would have turned 97 today. Though many still miss his earthly presence, Iyengar lives on through his teachings and [...]

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It is one year ago today B.K.S. Iyengar left his earthly body at the age of 95. Though he left us in form, he certainly remains for many of us in spirit, and for even more of us through his long legacy of teachings. We might not have all been able to study with him in [...]

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It’s been almost one year since the passing of B.K.S. Iyengar, a man who has no doubt left a legacy that will far outlast his earthly years. Remembered through his teachings, his books, and the Iyengar Yoga practice, many of us did not get to meet him, but it is also through photos that we [...]

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Happy Guru Purnima! A day to celebrate and honor our teachers. The Indian tradition is the Guru Purnima festival, a celebration falling on a full moon in the month of Ashadh to pay gratitude and respect to gurus, as well as role models and teachers who have made a special impact in your life. Via India.com: [...]

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This photo series captures the final images of BKS Iyengar’s practice before he passed in August last year at age 95. It’s a captivating peek into his daily practice, which he famously kept up into his 90s. Guruji, as he is fondly referred to, was known for overcoming disease at a young age, suffering from [...]

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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 [...]

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The yoga world is still mourning the death while celebrating the life of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar who passed away August 20 at 95. Senior Iyengar teacher Bobby Clennell recently spoke with her son, filmmaker Jake Clennell, over the phone about his experience as a child tagging along to India with his parents, and what [...]

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