Viparita Karani is not just an anti-anxiety pose, but an act of meditation, dhyana… the key practice that leads to samadhi.
B.K.S. Iyengar gave this sequence to promote immunity during the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Paraphrase of BKS Iyengar 2013 Guru Purnima Address — 22 July 2013 Transcribed by Bruce M. Roger +6.45 Yoga practice conquers weakness.. The purpose of yoga practice is to purge the citta by conquering the weaknesses of greed, anger, and delusion: vitarkah himsadayah… pratipaksha-bhavanam [PYS II.34]. Yoga is a discipline that builds up from the […]
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[B.K.S. Iyengar teaching the Ladies’ Class @ RIMYI, January, 1984. Photo: Bruce M. Roger] Bruce M. Roger 2012 Yoga pays no heed to excuses Whenever I quote Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar, “You love yoga but hate to practice!” the class laughs knowing…