Thank you Iyengar Yoga, Manila for the photo.
Here is a letter from Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden on her return from her trip to China with BKS Iyengar. It is totally awesome! Enjoy. I will bring up these ideas and principles in classes this week.
Greetings as I return from China. I wanted to share with you all a few precious moments from the extraordinary event that was BKS Iyengar’s historic trip to China. This was the largest group that he has ever taught – 1000 students were expected and almost 1400 were present. In an interview with the Times of India, Guruji spoke of the importance of the event and described it as being the latest step in the thousands of years of cultural exchange between India and China. Chinese speakers likened BKS Iyengar to the Bodhidharma (who brought to Buddhism from India to China) and Lao Tzu (one of the founders of Taoism). The Chinese community received Guruji and the senior teachers with overwhelming love and appreciation. Guruji was indefatigable, dynamic, and passionate. His teachings were simple yet profound.