The Case For Taking An Annual Yoga Break

The Case For Taking An Annual Yoga Break

Ever since my first year of yoga, I've always found myself sliding into this pattern--practice hard for 11 months of the year, then drift off into a break for a handful of weeks. Every time I returned to asana, I found a renewed sense of spiritual purpose and physical vigor, and that seems to be true this third year, even with the taint of three nagging injuries this time around. 

Ask A Teacher: How Iyengar's Teachings Will Live On

Ask A Teacher: How Iyengar's Teachings Will Live On

In class yesterday, teacher Jacob Kyle asked us to dedicate our personal practice for the day to a great teacher. It didn't have to be yoga related; it could be from university, from school, a friend, a lover, a parent (I chose my dad's dad). We also chanted in memory of BKS Iyengar and his passing, at the age of 95, earlier this week. "There isn't a yoga class you can take today without Iyengar's influence," Jacob said. 

It made me think: after the lovely tributes to BKS Iyengar and how he profoundly affected the practice of yoga in the west, how will today's teachers continue to carry his work forward?