BKS IYENGAR: THE BODY IS MY TEMPLE, THE ASANAS ARE MY PRAYERS – VIDEO

BKS IyengarBeautiful, Inspiring, Graceful.

These are just a few words among many that can describe this short movie clip.

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar demonstrating yoga asanas in various stages of his life, as if to show his own transformation in his practice (prayers) and his body (temple).

His movements, the transition from one asana to another are subtle and precise, a true art.

A life story demonstrated by Yoga Asanas

The clip begins with a demonstration from BKS Iyengar’s early days, outside in a garden, and ends with the senior Iyengar performing on a stage in front of an audience. From start to end the movie maker takes us back and forward from Iyengar’s early days to more recent, showing the same asanas or the flow from one to another, performed in different stages of his life. Enjoy!