Global Tribute – UK
We have come from the UK to participate in the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Bihar School of Yoga, and to express our solidarity with the mission of Sri Swami Sivananda, Sri Swami Satyananda and Sri Swami Niranjanananda, and the yogic vision that they have propagated through the Bihar School of Yoga.
Sri Swamiji has given us the best job in the world, us yoga teachers: to be able to pass on the beautiful system of yoga to all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Today, the western world is obsessed with all things physical and the various schools of yoga reflect this obsession, with a focus on physical exercises. However, there are always people who want and need a deeper and broader focus, and these are the ones who come to our centres in the UK, and become fascinated by the depth and variety of practices we have access to. We have also been able to reach out to people with special needs, such as people living with HIV and prison inmates, through Sri Swamiji’s grace. We are deeply grateful for the ancient Indian tradition of guru and the spiritual lineage through which these techniques are transmitted. And we can never find the way to adequately express our profound gratitude for having been allowed to be part of this extraordinary process of self-development and for the privilege of being able to pass it on. Since the 1960s when I met Sri Swamiji, my only prayer to him has been – ‘Thank You’.
Thank you Swamiji.