The Father of Modern Yoga BKS Iyengar Dies at 95

Born on 14 December 1918, our yoga role model authoring Light on Yoga (dubbed as the bible of yoga these days) died in Bellur, British India today 20 August 2014. He is 95 years old. It’s a very devastating piece of news for us the yogis and yoginis as we see him as one of…

Anglophilia dalam Sastra, Entrepreneurship dan Yoga

Pertama kali saya mendengar istilah “anglophilia” adalah saat saya duduk di semester 6. Istilah ini merujuk pada kekaguman terhadap budaya dan adat Inggris dan masyarakat Inggris, intinya semua yang berbau Inggris (dan Amerika Serikat, karena secara historis Inggris juga menjadi nenek moyang sebagian warga AS). Saat itu dosen mata kuliah Kritik Sastra memberikan novel untuk…

Stop Thinking B. K. S. Iyengar was Born That Flexible. He was NOT!

B. K. S. Iyengar is widely known for his masterpiece “Light on Yoga”, a thick how-to book that most yogis and yoginis refer to as ‘yoga bible’. The pictures are captivating and jaw dropping, too, especially if you’re a beginner. There are too many unusually contorted photos of Iyengar there that murders almost every beginner’s…

How to do Eka Pada Galavasana

Eka pada galavasana is one of my favorite asanas. “Eka” means one. “Pada” means a leg. “Galava” is a name of a sage ( B. K. S. Iyengar: 1979, 327). If you read how mr. Iyengar does this, he would perform Salamba Sirsasana first with head on the floor. The biggest challenge is to conquer…