When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God.
When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.
How does a person know when they are called to do something more than the average person? Do you think that when BKS Iyengar and Pattabhi Joyce began studying the teachings of Krishnamacharya, that either of them had any conceivable idea of the light that they alone, individually as yoga teachers – would bring into the world for so many people?
It is up to us to be the new Guardians of a discipline that so many hold dear to their hearts, a discipline that alters the actual perception of the world’s reality. The Discipline called yoga that honor our teachers, our teacher’s teachers, and our homage to the timeless traditions we hold so close to our hearts.
That is why I stand up for yoga.
Happy Birthday, B.K.S. Iyengar –