Iyengar Yoga Lineage
Studying yoga in a particular lineage provides a sense of authenticity and sense of belonging to a larger community. As Iyengar yoga practitioners, we pay respect to our teachers and their Guru, BKS Iyengar, his Guru, Sri Krishnamacharya and sage Patanjali.
We are blessed to be part of an antient tradition where sacred knowledge is transmitted from a teacher to a student, to the next student, and then to the next.
In many traditions lineage is considered important. Not everyone who receives the teaching is a holder of the lineage instantaneously. They have to develop the necessary qualities. That is why we, Iyengar Yoga Teachers, spend years practicing and learning from our teachers,
so we can embody the lineage.
I bow before the nobles of sages, Patanjali, who brought serenity of minf by his work on yoga, clarity of speech to his work in grammar and purity of body to his work on medicine