Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fr. Joe attends the funeral service of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Whilst doing a Iyengar yog workshop at the newly opened Iyengar Yoga Centre in Panjim. Fr Joe senior yoga instructor of Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar got the news at 3.15 am that Guruji had passed away. In honor of His late Guruji, Fr. Joe conducted an early morning class for the students and than rushed to Pune to attend the funeral rites of his beloved Guruji.
As no early flights were available Fr. Joe reached the crematorium as the pyre was lite in time to spend some precious silent moments with the sacred flame of his Guruji. Tears rolling he shared some time consoling many of the loved ones of Guruji's students and shared sometime with Prashantji ( Guruji's son) and later left to be at  the institute to spend some time with Gitaji ( Guruji's daughter).
Fr. Joe shared his condolence on behalf of the Kripa family worldwide and Iyengar students worldwide. One could hear as Fr, Joe shared with Gitaji that Guruji ...Christ like gave his life for his people. Gitaji humbly acknowledge what Fr. Joe shared and said " Yes Fr. Joe ...He gave all that he had for his People"  As we drove back to Mumbai. Fr. Joe shared how he would miss Guruji but bounced back saying ... "My Ida Nadi that's Blessed Mother Teresa and My PINGALA NADI Guruji Iyengar Liveth in me." ( The two channels of spreading spiritual energy through the body).
A wonderful experience to witness a part of Modern Yoga history and also witness the energy levels of the yoga instructors of Late Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar.

Lloyd D'Souza
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