Midland Counties Iyengar Yoga group
Join our local member group and become part of the national association at the same time. Receive reduced rates at our events and become part of a vibrant and growing community of Iyengar Yoga practitioners across the Midlands.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar
14 th December 1918, Bellur, India - 20th August 2018
Through his absolute dedication to the subject of yoga, BKS Iyengar took the practice across the globe. Many teachers studied with him every year for one month or more, whilst some only met him once. Other teachers never met him for they had other commitments of family, work, financial to name a few. His light on the subject of yoga was so bright that it could endure continents, travelling in the hearts of those who met him, to the students of his students. He demanded the fullness of his students, and in return for their efforts, they received the fullness of his wisdom through Asana, through his perceptiveness, through his presence.
When you have been shown something precious, it is a responsibility to take care of it. That is how his work will continue, as we endeavour to keep our own practice bright with the timeless light of Yoga and make the ancient art ever relevant in every day.
Sage Patanjali, the said Father of Yoga, wrote his first comment (known as a sutra) on Yoga:
atha yoga anushasanam
now the practise of yoga begins
So, each and every time we come to our practice, it is now, and now and now.