Monday, January 17, 2011

Light on Guruji

There are sculptures of B.K.S. Iyengar that are attached to the sides of the Iyengar Institute building.  As I was coming out of class today, I caught the morning sunlight reflecting on this one of Guruji doing Padmasana (Lotus Pose).

The word “Guru” (gu=darkness and ru=light) means the person who takes one from darkness to light.  The Guru takes one from the darkness of ignorance to the light of wisdom.

The suffix “ji” indicates a personal respect.

Guruji translates as my esteemed teacher.

Pune Practice Tip for our Portland Iyengar Yoga students:
Practice any simple pose.  Let the body, mind and breath communicate with each other.  Prashant Iyengar says "Let body, mind and breath have a conference call."

1 comment:

  1. So much light you're passing on--love your blog! You are my Guruji.