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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

happy 90th guru-ji!

i recently received an invite to a birthday party that's coming up in a couple of weeks. although i've never met the celebrant, i've definitely heard of him -- BKS iyengar, founder of the iyengar method of yoga, will be turning 90 next month. and to mark this awesome milestone, the iyengar community will be doing 108 sun salutations on december 14th at the crack of dawn at their new location on la cienega.

here's the invitation:

Guruji (B.K.S. Iyengar) turns 90 on Sunday, December 14.
Help us celebrate 90 glorious years with 108 Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) and chanting at the institute.

In Geeta Iyengar's words: "The sun-salutation is a part of daily religious prayer, which comes from time immemorial. Every one, along with offerings and prayers, saluted the sun, since Surya, the Sun God has a tremendous solar energy, which is a vital need for mankind."

Guruji's work has had an impact on nearly everyone practicing yoga in the world today - come help us celebrate his tremendous contributions to our lives!

What: 108 Sun Salutations and chanting at dawn for Guruji's 90th Birthday (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Surya Namaskar (Salutation to the Sun) led by Jim Benvenuto and chanting led by Eric Small
Where: IYILA Los Angeles, La Cienega Plaza; 18th Street & La Cienega, across the hall from LA Fitness. Please see the website for directions if this is your first visit: www.iyila.org
When: Sunday, December 14 at 6:30AM (please be on time for the sunrise)
Who: Open to all! Come practice one or 108 salutations and join us for chanting and community. For yogis from all disciplines to honor Guruji! All levels.


Masala chai & sweets to follow!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day on his 90th Birthday

9:37 PM  

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