Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) – thanking you for your great teaching.
“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”
Guruji Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar’s style of teaching yoga is internationally respected for its sophisticated understanding of physical and mental movement, balancing strength, flexibility and endurance.
For over 70 years BKS Iyengar refined over 200 classical asanas (postures), in an ordered, safe and progressive system. The asanas focus on structural alignment with the use of props which help in minimising the risk of strain and enable Iyengar yoga to be done by people who are stiff, aged, injured or sick. All practitioners, working within their own limits to safely gain many benefits.
The regular practice of Iyengar yoga reduces stress and brings good health. Iyengar yoga aims to unite the body, mind and soul. It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.
B.K.S Iyengar’s main teachings can be found in his numerous books including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Life.