Mr. Iyengar

B. K. S. Iyengar died yesterday at the age of 95.

The Iyengar style of yoga practice is in his name. 

As I began a dedicated study of yoga, my teachers were those who came from the Iyengar tradition. They were students of Mr. Iyengar.

He was always referrred to as Mr. Iyengar, always with the utmost respect.

I learned the great value of the precision of alignment in  yoga asana, posture.  I learned about this precision as the foundation of strength that comes from the practice.

I learned about breath.

Coming from ancient writings,  and as taught by Mr. Iyengar, I came to appreciate a most important lesson.

Yoga is the quieting of the fluctuations of the mind.