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On Guruji’s Centenary: A Ray of Light by Melissa Perehudoff

 “Come to class, I think you might like it”, said my friend Deborah, 27 years ago.  I was suffering from stress in a challenging career, loneliness in a new town and emotional instability that comes with confusion and...

A Great Soul: BKS Iyengar by Krisna Zawaduk

We all have our unique experience of BKS Iyengar. He did not know my name, or speak with me directly, though I am sure that he would have, had I the courage to approach him. We did exchange a “namaste” and mutual pranam on my first...

Digging Deeper into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Melissa Perehudoff

I’ve returned from my fourth trip to Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India where I studied and practiced Iyengar yoga for one month.  Attending RIMYI is a true pilgrimage filled with many wonders, challenges and...

Diving into the Yoga Sutras by Melissa Perehudoff

You may have heard of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You may be aware that this is the codification of the original teachings of Yoga by the ancient sage Patanjali. This original description of Yoga is thousands of years old and has been interpreted...

Iyengar Yoga is Not Sexy, Is It? by Melissa Perehudoff

We all know the physical benefits of yoga.  The standing poses strengthen leg muscles, increase suppleness and strength in the spine and tone the cardiovascular system.  In forward bends, the sympathetic (fight, flight or freeze)...

What a Journey it has Been! by Dianne Noort, Horsefly, BC

Life means to be living. Problems will always be there. When they arise navigate through them with yoga—don’t take a break. - B.K.S. Iyengar I have worked hard for other things in my life, but this time it was different. ...

Stay Humble! A Weekend with Jawahar Bangera by Joni Barbagallo

SOS … Stay Humble!  A Weekend with Jawahar Bangera  By: Joni Barbagallo    The Kelowna Yoga House was full of nervous chatter. The studio was filled with wide eyed, enthusiastic yoga students anxiously...

Adho Mukha Vrksasana by Phofi McCullough

The talk of the day among us is how to beat winter blues! I am thinking what a yogi meditating in his matha (hut) in Nepal would suggest? Surya Namaskar, Sun salutation, for sure. Nevertheless Surya Namaskar is a cluster of asanas. To remind...

Not A Journey: A Visit to the RIMYI

Not a Journey: a Visit to the RIMYI by Krisna Zawaduk   For those of us who have made a life of practice and teaching in the Iyengar tradition, it is a feast to return to the source. To spend a month immersed fully in practice...

Iyengar yoga for an active 61 year old male by Mike Martin

I'm an active 61-year-old male still trying to act like I'm in my twenties...sound familiar? After my wife Sue and our dog Nikki, my passions are music (the louder the better) and slalom water skiing. I was introduced to Iyengar...
 

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