Bending My Soul
An American in India learns firsthand how yoga practice releases emotions and awakens the heart.
Longtime yoga devotee and prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kadetsky went to India on a Fulbright grant with a desire to return to the roots of the practice and to study under B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-renowned guru who helped popularize yoga in the West. Kadetsky was prepared for the harsh, grueling rigor of Iyengar’s school in Pune, but she never imagined that her toughest lessons would come from his daughter, Geeta, whose sometimes rough teaching style forced Kadetsky to test her mettle and transform her pain. — The Editors