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."