• Senior Teacher Spotlight

    A few times a year, we will be including an interview with or some reflections from a senior teacher in our communications with you, our IYNAUS members.  We hope this feature will help you connect to the history of Iyengar Yoga in the United States.  We also hope these Senior Teacher...

  • Reflections on RIMYI by Kristin Chirhart

    Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) has always been Guruji, Geetaji, Prashantji, and Ramamani Iyengar. It was built and continues to exist as a tribute to Guruji's wife, Geetaji and Prashantji's mother, Ramamani Iyengar. In interviews, Geetaji and Prashantji have both expressed the...

  • Videos

    Below is a selection of videos that we have selected from YouTube and various websites featuring Iyengar Yoga. We have included interviews, lecture/demonstrations, examples of teaching from various classes in Pune as well as conventions by BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta as well as senior...

  • Scoliosis Sequence given to Marcia Monroe by Guruji

    Principles

    • You need to know about your scoliosis to work with this sequence. Once you know how to work with both sides of your spine with simple poses you can apply the principles to more complex poses.
    • Each scoliosis is different and each person requires special...
  • Joy and Presence with Lois Steinberg

    By Robin M. Mishell
    Editor, Yoga Samachar

    “How far away are you from your soul?” You may hear this query when you’re in a Lois Steinberg class. Often, after a demo, Lois corrals her students with a resounding, “Let’s do it.”

    After 35 years honing her craft, Lois’ light-...

  • Yoga for a World Out of Balance: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action by Michael Stone

    A new book by Michael Stone, Yoga for a World Out of Balance: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action, features a foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar, who writes: "If the individual is the world, the world is...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edward Bryant

    Edwin F. Bryant's new edition of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is available from Farrar, Straus & Giroux publishers.

    Including Sanskrit text, transliteration and translation of each of the ...

  • Yoga Wisdom & Practice by B.K.S. Iyengar

    This new book "combines the best aspects of his previous works and weaves them in one beautiful offering," according to a press release from the publisher. "The wisdom and personal voice of Tree of Yoga...

  • The Moon and the Mind

    By Karin O’Bannon

    How do I get to rtambhara? It is not somewhere I can get to by leaving...

  • Alignment

    By John Schumacher

    Alignment is a cornerstone of the practice of Iyengar Yoga. One often thinks of alignment in terms of the positioning of the body and its various parts during the practice of asana (posture). The value of this aspect of alignment in balancing and protecting the...

  • Radiant Shapes

    Contemplative Practice in Performance

    By Sally Hess

    Sally Hess, a lifelong professional dancer and a professor in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College, holds Introductory Certification and lives in New York City. Here she writes about yoga, art, dance and...

  • Senior Teachers Discuss a Lifetime of Yoga

    Listen in on the conversation as senior Iyengar Yoga teachers from the U.S. and Canada discuss living a life of yoga. This conversation, between Felicity Green, who...

  • Guruji profiled in Parabola

    Describing him as "alive, vibrant and perceptive" at 90, an interview with B. K. S. Iyengar and photos of his practice highlights the Fall 2009 issue of Parabola...