Chapter 11: “Facing the Truth” Excerpt from feature documentary, Addiction, Recovery and Yoga.
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Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher & Filmmaker
Lindsey Clennell has studied yoga since 1970 and taught Iyengar Yoga since 1977. He has trained 16 times in India with B. K. S. Iyengar, his primary teacher, and the Iyengar family.Originally a medical student in England, he became a documentary filmmaker and writer, producing and directing more than 200 music videos, concert series, and specials. Among his subjects were Muhammad Ali and Mikhail Gorbachev, and he was nominated for an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema by the British Film Academy.Reflecting on one of his last film projects-which led to the release of 30 American hostages before the first Gulf War-Lindsey cites a favorite quote from Sri Aurobindo: "All life is yoga." This concept would have been unobtainable for him without Iyengar's teaching, which gave him the stamina to endure creative demands and stress.Since retiring from film, in 1991, Lindsey has focused solely on Iyengar Yoga and its physical and psychological healing effects. A student of philosophy, Lindsey imparts the in-depth teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar's presentation of Patanjali's Astanga Yoga.