A Journey of Yoga 2008 – 20 weeks with B.K.S. Iyengar

Dear reader,

maybe it was a rare type of spring fever that made me feel the urgent need to delve deeper into my Yoga practice early in 2008. At that time I knew Yoga for 5 years and had already committed to a regular practice of various Hatha styles for 2 ½ years. As I was discovering other ways to do Yoga (‘off-the-mat’, that is, such as Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yoga), the whole matter gradually became more and more important to me.

I realized that my practice so far had only brought me to the threshold of the enormous Yoga building, which is packed ‚til under the roof with opportunities for wisdom, growth and a deep understanding of oneself and the world around. So, naturally, I felt the desire to enter this building and – instead of roaming around a bit aimlessly, like I had done before – to take my time to study and learn from each little brick, each little room, on my way.

Because I am studying and working as well, I was looking for something that was at the same time convenient and far-reaching. I found a 20 weeks program developed by B.K.S. Iyengar.

This part of my blog consists of summaries of the weekly dispatches I send to my dear co-traveller on the journey of self-discovery, The Gingerbread Man, who doesn’t know German (yet). So this should explain why all of this section is in English.

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 14, Week 15, Interlude, Week 17, Week 18, Week 19, Week 20