To celebrate BKS Iyengar's 100th birthday on December 14th Tristan Boyer-Binns and IYANE share this sequence you can practice to honor the life and teachings of Guruji.
Iyengar Yoga classes typically open with chanting OM three times, followed by two invocations to show respect for our lineage. The invocation to Patanjali acknowledgeS the ancient sage credited with compiling the Yoga Sutras. We added the second invocation in 2014 after BKS Iyengar’s passing to offer gratitude for our revered Guruji’s contributions to how contemporary yoga is practiced and understood around the world.
Chanting with feeling and purpose is a powerful way to add depth to our yogic practices. The inner vibrations generated from chanting help to erode the obstacles the distract the mind and unsteady the body.