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.
His 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