Yesterday, IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) made an announcement to its members that Manouso Manos would be decertified as an Iyengar teacher and that his membership within that organization would be permanently revoked. Prashant Iyengar (son of B.K.S. Iyengar) and Abhijata Iyengar (granddaughter to same) have informed Manouso that he must […]
Between the crushing heartbreak of these last few months that is Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, the ongoing unraveling of sexual abuse allegations by Anne Tapsell West (and others) against senior Iyengar teacher Manouso Manos, and the continued tenacity of Karen Rain in refusing to let the sexual assaults of Pattabhi Jois be swept under the carpet, something else has brought about a strange confluence of memories, gratitude, and sadness.
“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly, does not become affected much, even if subjected to accidental injuries or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, toned body, and becomes strong, charming, and least affected by old age.” Charaka Samhita I:88-89. Ayurveda, like Yoga, is a science […]
Ayurveda encourages daily practices that support a person’s balanced state of health and wholeness, based on their unique constitution.