Monthly Archives: August 2014

An invitation to all the sunrise-chasers.

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elise michelle davis

The thing I like best about the sun is that it doesn’t show off.

NoDak sunset

The sun doesn’t need you to notice it. It just keeps doing its job. Day after day, the same routine. Up and down. Up and down.

The sun won’t make you pay attention to it. It is gentle. You wake up in the morning and it is there. You spend your day doing other things, you eat dinner, and then it is gone. Like the friend who leaves a party before you and doesn’t bother to say goodbye, because you were busy talking to someone, and they didn’t want to interrupt. But it isn’t rude, and neither of you are upset, because tomorrow morning you’ll see each other again.

NoDak sunset

I love that the sun doesn’t get bored of its job. It doesn’t take days off. It doesn’t underperform on days when it is feeling sleepy or…

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This iconic photo of Iyengar taken by a humble, powerful woman

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IyengarAtPali1987

This is perhaps one of the most widely used photographs of Guruji. It was taken in 1987 on top of the Pali Highway on O’ahu. It overlooks the windward side of the island toward Kane’ohe. I drive by this spot every day on my morning commute and always think of Guruji when I pass it.

The photo was taken by Penney Sing, who is a dedicated Iyengar student at the Intermediate Junior I level. She has always been a rock in the Iyengar community here on O’ahu. I was fortunate to see her a day after Guruji’s passing. I gave her a big hug as we were coming out of a workshop with senior teacher Laurie Blakeney. She expressed sadness, but was grateful that Laurie kept the theme of the class light in spite of the gravity of the week.

penney Penney and her iconic photo at Iyengar Yoga Honolulu

She…

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