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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, [...]

Sparks of Divinity

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 [...]


We feel a little PBS fundraiser-ish around here sometimes - for just $50 you'll get a DVD and commemorative bookmark! We have Bill Cosby on the phone right now taking your calls! - but yoga is no stranger to this new and wild world of online crowdfunding and we're happy to help spread the word [...]

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Headstand at the rope wall via Iyengar Yoga Canada

Practicing challenging inversions often becomes a goal in and of itself. But inversions aren’t just about ‘getting’ the pose, says yoga teacher and author Judith Hanson Lasater, P.T., Ph.D. in this interview with Eva Norlyk Smith of YogaUOnline.com. Inversions can reveal deeper aspects of our practice to us and open new dimensions of introspective experience. Eva [...]


Soooo did you know B.K.S. Iyengar had a new book? Did you know it will be his last major book ever? To complete the canon of invaluable yoga texts such as Light on Yoga, Light on Life, Light On Pranayama, and The Tree of Yoga that helped us modern folk understand the ancient teachings, we are [...]


Happy Birthday, Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar! Born December 14th, 1918 the "Lion of Pune" turns a young 94 years of age today. The 11th of 13 children, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja grew up battling multiple diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and general malnutrition. At 15 years old he moved to Mysore to live and study [...]


A new documentary film takes a look at yoga and its influence on the modern world. (Note: That sentence feels like a broken record after the multitude of the yogamentaries blossoming out of the woodwork the past few years.) Presented by Doc&Roll, this particular film features the likes of Senior Iyengar teacher Lisa Walford, America's favorite yoga instructor Elena Brower and meditative guru Alan Finger along with a focus on nonprofits like the Prison Yoga Project.


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.


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Happy 93rd Birthday B.K.S. Iyengar, 'Light on Yoga' Giveaway. Happy 93rd Birthday to Sri B. K. S. Iyengar! Also known as the 'Lion of Pune' and the man with the snazziestly bushy eyebrows this side of the rope wall. Born in 1918, the 11th of 13 children, Iyengar grew up battling multiple diseases