Ever wanted to practice a class with B.K.S. Iyengar himself? Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you most definitely can!
This film, shot in black and white in 1976 at the YMCA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, begins with a short, powerful spiel by Guruji on the physical, mental, and spiritual freedom yoga brings.
He then demonstrates various fundamental asana, along with some play-by-play commentary and exposition on proper alignment and form as well as on the therapeutic and anatomical benefits of the postures, delivered as he performs the poses.
Watch it like a class and mimic the postures on your mat, or simply marvel at the way Guruji, ever the dedicated teacher, explains how Headstand allows for the oxidization of the blood flowing into the brain, while he’s in Headstand.
You can’t get any more authentic than this!
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