In 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.
- “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
- “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
- “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
- Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
- “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
- “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
- “We are a little piece of continual change, looking at an infinite quantity of continual change.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar