Wednesday, August 20, 2014

B.K.S. Iyengar - a role model


What I admire when I think of  B.K.S. Iyengar is: he walked the talk.

He practiced yoga till the end of his life, till the age of 96. He is the prove that yoga can be done a life time. It's not necessary to stop with advanced asanas when you are above 50 i.e. This gives us 'older' yogis/yoginis huge support. Why limiting oneself? Mr Iyengar shows what is possible at almost 100.

Practicing yoga gives so much. One of the greatest gifts in my opinion is that life needn't to aggravate when we get older. But we have to do something for it: yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar is an example for this. Only 3 weeks before his death this morning, he had serious health issues and finally he agreed to go to hospital where he passed away (as far as I know). Death was surely not a tabu for him at the age of 96. That he could live so long, so healthy, so active was his life style as a yogi.

What he gave the world is immeassurable.

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