“[The practitioner] perceives that there is no difference between life and death, that they are simply two sides of the same coin. He understands that the current of self, the life-force, active while he is alive, merges with the universe when he leaves his body at death….In realizing the oneness of life and death, there is an end to ignorance in the aspirant and he lives forever in the flow of tranquility.”
—B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, II:9
In the wake of B.K.S. Iyengar's death, YogaJournal.com welcomed any and all memories of this guru. Here, we present a collection of poignant contributions from 18 of his students—all of whom also happen to be among some of the most prominent yoga instructors in the U.S. Learn how and why Mr. Iyengar's influence was so profound and pervasive.
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