Centennial Challenge
100 Days of Practice

 

 

Join us at the Yoga Path in 100 consecutive days of practice from Sept. 6 until Dec. 14, the date which would have been B.K.S. Iyengar’s 100 birthday.

What is required? Depending on the development of your practice, this can be anything from 3 poses a day to a full 40, 60 or 90 minutes of practice. This will allow the students new to the studio to participate. Your commitment to this practice is really what this is about.

How do I sign up? You can sign up online by clicking here or the next time you are at the studio look for the sign up sheet on the desk. None of your information will be shared with any outside sources.

Who is doing this? A lot of studios from the Iyengar tradition are participating in the event. We are very excited to be a part of the world-wide Centennial celebration which will culminate in Pune, India during the month of December 2018.

What else do I need to know? We will to come together for a practice on Friday Dec. 14, at the Yoga Path. It would be wonderful to have too many participants to hold the class at the studio. While we initially thought we could do 100 poses, upon further reflection we have decided to simply lead a traditional Iyengar yoga class.

Anything else? The final note concerns B.K.S. Iyengar’s birth village. He committed to develop this village. The first step was to modernized the water system. Then over several years, a school, a hospital, a shrine to Patanjali, and a yoga hall for retreats with dormitories to house students were built. You can go to the IYNAUS web site (www.iynaus.org) Click on “Study” and select “Bellur Center and Trust” to see the developments that have taken place. We are asking those who participate in the Challenge to make a donation to the Bellur fund in honor of B.K.S. Iyengar.

When you sign up a form will be given to you to assist in tracking your practice. Also during the course of the 100 day Challenge there will suggestions and teaching guide to aid you with your practice. Take the opportunity to make a commitment to yourself and to your practice. This is a wonderful way to tone up one’s discipline and observe the effects of a regular practice on your body and your mind. You will be pleasantly surprised and perhaps inspired to keep the habit going.

 

“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” BKS Iyengar