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BKS Iyengar has been a beacon in my yoga practice and ongoing work with yoga, Thai massage and yoga therapy. Iyengar is the man who first lit a fire under me. He turns 94 today.

Every time I read about him they mention that he still practices daily and I don’t doubt it. Hatha yoga could not be what it is today without his knowledge and teaching. He’s been one of the most influential teachers of hatha yoga ever.

On days when I don’t feel as good, when I start to feel old, I think about Iyengar. I can see him in my mind’s eye calmly breathing with a smile and saying, “why not try another headstand?” Thank you for your care and teaching. Your longevity alone is an inspiration to continue healing work.