Richard Freeman and David Swenson remember BKS Iyengar

A few of the senior Western Ashtanga teachers have taken some time to remember BKS Iyengar. Richard Freeman, for whom Iyengar was a first teacher, put something up today. Link and excerpt:

Samadhi, attention to depth, and details of asana form were all that he asked. His razor sharp intelligence and the twinkle of humor and compassion in his eyes have caused a profound deepening of our understanding and practice.

From all the yoga world, Thank you Mr. Iyengar.

David Swenson posted a piece last week:

My brother and I started to practice in 1969 when we only had access to books as our teachers. One of the first ones we came across was Light On Yoga. The power, grace and presence displayed within BKS Iyengar’s asanas conveyed an ocean of energy and depth far beyond his mere physical prowess. We would sit for hours in the park trying to emulate what we saw on the pages and attempt to gain just a small taste of what we knew he was experiencing so purely. His concise and erudite discourse and explanations of yogic philosophy dazzled us.

Those are the ones I find. I’m sure there are others.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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