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Birthday greetings for Abhijata



Today, 23 July, is Abhijata Iyengar’s birthday. Join us in offering good wishes!

Abhi started studying yoga at 16 with her grandfather, B.K.S. Iyengar. She also studied with her aunt, Geeta Iyengar, and her uncle, Prashant Iyengar. Though a young woman, she speaks with the wisdom of her lineage. Below is an excerpt from her June 2020 online sessions.

Thoughts on the session (June 2020)* – Teachers have a responsibility to convey the richness of yoga. To convey that yoga is more than an external pursuit and that within our practices, is potential for full, rich, and internal involvement. But…*zeal* for practice cannot be developed, it just is. This is what Abhijata reminded us today. No seed has ever sprouted faster because of sheer will, and neither will the seeds of yoga. Patience along this magnificent journey…

Listen to Abhijata’s words here…


*An earlier version of this post appeared in May 2021

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