10 Iyengar Quotes to Inspire Our Yoga Practices & Lives

December 15, 2015

One of the great fathers of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar is celebrating his birthday today, as depicted in the Google Doodle. 

 

He would have turned 97 today. Iyengar died in August 2014 at the age of 95, after becoming a yoga master at 18 and spreading yoga to the masses, opening dozens of schools and writing iconic books about yoga. 

 

 

While he is no longer with us, his legacy will continue to live on. 

 

10 Iyengar Quotes to Inspire Our Yoga Practices & Lives

 

1. “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar

 

2. “Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar

 

3. “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

4. “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

5. “Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

6. Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

7. “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

8. “There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

9. “Asanas maintain the strength and health of the body, without which little progress can be made. Asanas keep the body in harmony with nature.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

10. “Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

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