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Sparks of Divinity

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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"Who will forget his grand laughter?"

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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BKS Iyengar on Guru Purnima | photo credt: Todd Semo

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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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 [...]

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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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B.K.S. Iyengar still from the filming of Sadhaka.

I have practiced Iyengar yoga for 41 years, although my practice was sporadic in the early days. My husband Lindsey and I made our first journey to Pune in 1976 to study with B.K.S. Iyengar 39 years ago. I have made that journey, mostly with Lindsey around 23 times.

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September 6th will be the 30th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Taken by a sudden heart attack while talking on the phone, his death was a huge shock. He was young—63—and very athletic, vital and energetic. Here one moment, gone the next.

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Yoga luminary and legend BKS Iyengar passed away at the age of 95. We are deeply saddened by the loss but can not deny his amazing and full life. Modern yoga would not have been the same without him and that's a fact. If you're familiar with his teachings or any of his books (See: Light [...]

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We are awaiting official reports, but it has been confirmed by sources close to the Iyengar family: It is with heavy hearts we report that world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar has passed from his earthly body. He was 96*. Iyengar was admitted to the hospital a week ago and was treated for breathlessness and low blood [...]

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As an update to last week's report, we're sad to hear BKS Iyengar is still in the hospital and is considered to be in critical condition. The 96-year-young yoga guru was put on dialysis last Sunday following renal failure but unfortunately his kidneys have not responded so well to the treatment, according to today's reports. Guruji, [...]

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According to students BKS Iyengar is doing fine. Earlier this week, the Guru was admitted to the hospital and was treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure but was released to his family soon after. According to a student, Amit Pawar, who works at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Guruji is doing well and there is nothing to [...]

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We've just been made aware that BKS Iyengar was admitted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon and has been treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure, The Indian Express reports. Yogacharya B K S Iyengar, 96, was admitted to the critical care unit of a private hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he complained of breathlessness. Doctors [...]

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Could B.K.S. Iyengar win the Nobel Peace Prize? He should, says a novelist and correspondent for Bloomberg's World View in New Delhi as well as the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States who have initiated a worldwide effort to nominate him. But what does yoga have to do with peace, anyway? According to Chandrahas Choudhury, [...]

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