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What is Iyengar Yoga that made Rohan Bopanna oldest Grand Slam winner?

ET Online

Jan 29, 2024

Oldest winner

Oldest winner

Star tennis player Rohan Bopanna became the oldest Grand Slam champion at the age of 43 at Australian Open 2024.

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Bopanna and Iyengar Yoga

Rohan Bopanna and his father credits this incredible win to Iyengar Yoga, which the player took up after he became weak.

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Verge of retirement

“I have no cartilage in my knees. They’re both worn out from wear and tear,” Bopanna said in an interview in 2019 at the verge of a retirement.

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Stellar comeback

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Bopanna discovered Iyenger Yoga and its magical benefits, which made him what he is today.

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What is Iyengar Yoga?

B.K.S. Iyengar established Iyengar Yoga, which has its roots in the eight traditional limbs of yoga that the sage Patanjali described 2500 years ago.

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Suited for all

Iyengar Yoga is suitable for all ages and body types and emphasises timing, accuracy, and the use of Iyengar-designed props. The technique strives for each asana's perfection.

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A philosophy

Beyond just physical exercise, Iyengar saw yoga as an art, science, and philosophy.

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Beyond the physical body

The focus of Iyengar Yoga is on penetrating beyond the physical body to inner layers of mind, energy, and spirit. It can be adapted at all stages of life.

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