BKS Iyengar

Yoga Thoughts


“Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority.
All people are born with different constitutions.
Never compare with others.
Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.
Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

Yoga Thoughts

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“The asana is an enquiry: ”Who am I?”

Throwing out the parts until only the Self is left,

the final pose is “I am.””

BKS Iyengar

Look at last Monday’s post to see how Mr. Iyengar has whittled away the non-Self.

As a teacher, I’m privileged to watch students deepen their sense of Self regularly.  You’re welcome to do the same in any of my classes (listed over there on the right).

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“It is important for those of us who teach yoga to make it clear that the practice (as stated by Mr. Iyengar) does not come from the mind or the body, but should come from the heart. When we go through life with an open heart, we are sensitive to ourselves and those around us.” -Janet MacLeod

Yoga Thoughts

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We can spend a LOT of time dissecting poses.

Dissection helps create awareness,

helps us understand what we’re directing.

But we need to bring the cadaver to life:

allow for the “single, harmonious whole”

You’re welcome to join the opportunities to expand your yoga in any of my classes.  The schedule is on the right, in the Upcoming Events and Ongoing Classes box.

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BKS Iyengar:  “Sarvangasana is the mother of all asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home so this asana strives for the harmony and happiness of the human system (Light on Yoga p. 212).”


Photo Iyengar Yoga of Champaign Urbana



You’ll find my yoga class schedule over there on the right, at the end of the Upcoming Events and On-Going Classes list.

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