Friday, 22 August 2014

Namaste, Mr Iyengar

My yoga students and I celebrated the life of BKS Iyengar this afternoon by practising some of our familiar postures in the style of his teaching. (In case you missed it, he died on Wednesday - he was one of the principal teachers behind the popularity of yoga in the West, held in high regard throughout the yoga family.)

It's amazing how different even old standards like the Tree balance can be when you try a different approach. This is why it's so important that you find out what sort of yoga is on offer when you go to a new class and why you should never say, 'I tried yoga once. Didn't like it.' Try another teacher, because there's a style for everyone.

Other than that, it's been another workaday week. How about you?

'Celebrate the small things' is a bloghop instigated by VikLit on her blog Scribblings of an Aspiring Author and co-hosted by Diana Wilder, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, Cyborg Mom (Katie) and CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse. Details are here


  1. Think I'll give yoga a try. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I love my Iyengar yoga class. I hadn't managed to go for a few weeks due to other commitments so really enjoyed getting back to it this week.

  3. I've always wanted to try yoga, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Now you've inspired me to make the time for it. Have a great weekend!

  4. Yoga is SO much harder than it looks! I know I should probably get into this on a regular basis, as it would help with my health. Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for all your comments. Yes, I definitely recommend that you try/return to yoga.

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