The science and philosophy of OM-AUM

31 July 2020|

When going to a yoga class for the very first time, some students may be surprised that we start the class chanting ‘Om’ three times. Ainhoa Acosta takes a closer look at the practice and its roots.

BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing

11 July 2016|

BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing At 92 years of age BKS Iyengar continued to practise yoga for several hours each day. Here he describes how his practice changed with age and offers advice to students on yoga in later life. […]

How Yoga Transformed Me by BKS Iyengar

21 October 2015|

In this personal article, from a booklet published in January 1975 to commemorate the opening of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, BKS Iyengar describes the extraordinary highs and lows of his yoga practice. It is reproduced here from a selection of typewritten manuscripts held in the Iyengar yoga Institute Maida Vale archives.  […]

BKS Iyengar on the eight limbs of yoga – November 1997

3 September 2015|

This talk was given by Mr BKS Iyengar on Saturday 15th November, 1997 at the official opening of the new Iyengar yoga Institute building at Maida Vale. It was digitised from the typewritten original held in the archives at Iyengar Yoga London. The new building was erected on the site purchased in 1983 for an Iyengar yoga Institute in London. Mr Iyengar expresses his hopes for the first London Institute and talks through the eight limbs of yoga as outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali […]

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