BKS Iyengar passed away today. In the midst of a frantic morning I heard the news and suddenly paused, realizing the great impact one person can have on your life, society, and world.
I first heard of him about 10 years ago when I started learning about yoga beyond the poses I mimicked in classes. I learned even more about him when I started working on yoga titles here at Llewellyn. He goes hand-in-hand with the topic. If you practice yoga he was an influence to you. If you don’t know who he is he’s worth finding out about. If you’ve never considered the contribution he’s made to your life it’s never too late. Here are a few good places to start:
Thank You So Much Dear Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraj Iyengar via Elephant Journal
Guru Who Sparked Global Yoga Craze Dies Aged 95¬†via MSN Healthy¬†Living
I’ll honor him the best way I know how, through practicing yoga. And throughout my next session I’ll surely be thinking of Iyengar,¬†thanking him with each pose for¬†inspiring the spread of a practice many of us have gained so much goodness from.
To the father of modern yoga , Namaste.