18 May 2009

In Memoriam: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois died this morning in Mysore after a year of declining health. He was 93 years old.

While I am not an astangi and the only time I did astanga was 6 years ago when Guruji's son Manju did a workshop at the Chicago Yoga Center, I know many people who have gone to Mysore to study at his shala. My own teacher, Suddha Weixler, studied in Mysore three times.

It is a great loss for the entire yoga world, not just for the astanga community.

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. What is never born can never die.

Those of you who knew Pattahbi Jois or studied in Mysore, feel free to leave your remembrances in the comment section.



Eric said...

So sorry to hear this. It seems a bit selfish now, but when I first read the headline, I thought "Now I won't be able to study with him." This is a very great loss for the yoga world.

Nadine Fawell said...

Hey Linda!
Continuing our community, given us partly by this great man, here is a Lemonade Award for you and your wonderful blog.