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7 Top Teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar

b.k.s. iyengar picture quoteIn the sky of yoga B. K. S. Iyengar is like a Sun. In the last few centuries no one has contributed so much for yoga than B. K. S. Iyengar. He brought yoga from the forest of philosophy to the drawing room. Yoga is no more abstract philosophical discussion of lazy moments. It is a hard workout with sweating.  Today, yoga is no more a philosophy; it is a hard core science. Yoga is used today as medicine. B. K. S. Iyengar purified this ancient science and made it useful for the modern world. He emphasized the importance of physical well-being for spiritual development.

 He spread the interest of yoga in the west over half-century. Here is seven inspirations from the fundamentals of his teachings.

  1. “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed. To a yogi, freedom implies not being battered by the dualities of life.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  2. “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”  ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  3. “Asanas maintain the strength and health of the body, without which little progress can be made. Asanas keep the body in harmony with nature.”  ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  4. Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”  ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  5. “We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  6. “The physical body is not only a temple for our soul, but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
  7. “We are a little piece of continual change, looking at an infinite quantity of continual change.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar

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B. K. S. Iyengar the Finest Yoga Teacher

B. K. S. Iyengar is know as the”Michelangelo of yoga” and the “king of yogis”. He was the founder of the “Iyengar Yoga” a new style of yoga. He is known as one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He brought yoga to the west with his pioneering teaching in the 70s. His invention of yoga props revolutionized the art of yoga. 

B.K.S. IyengarHis seminal manual Light on Yoga, called “the bible of yoga” and continuously in print since 1966, has been the source book for generations of yoga students. The popularity of yoga in the West can be attributed in large part to Iyengar’s teaching and writings.

B.K.S. Iyengar Famous Yoga quotes:

“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

“When I stretch, I stretch in such a way that my awareness moves, and a gate of awareness finally opens” ~ B. K. S. Iyengar

“Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.” ~ B. K. S. Iyengar

“By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.” ~ B. K. S. Iyengar

“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

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Top Ten Yoga Quotes

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I’m experiencing the benefits yoga every day. The practice helps me to expand my consciousness. It helps me stay grounded and strong. Here is a list of my ten favorite quotes of the great masters.

#1: “Yoga is the practice of undisturbed calmness of mind. It is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. ” ~ Patanjali

#2: “When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves a healthy and long life. Therefore, one should learn to understand the quality of the breath.” ~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika

#3: “Yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake. ” ~ Krishna in Bhagavad Gita

4#: ”The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

5#: “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul. Yoga is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” ~ Amit Ray

6#: “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” ~ Krishnamacharya

7#: “Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.” ~Tara Fraser

8#: “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell

9# “Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of “I,” and we´re all the same in wanting happines.” ~ Dalai Lama

10#: “Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.” ~ Buddha

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