What is Iyengar Yoga?
The Iyengar Yoga method is known for its benefits to an individual’s health and well-being through the practice of yoga postures and breathing techniques.
It focuses on correct alignment in the poses in a systematic program that takes the practitioner from introductory level to more advanced poses at a pace that suits each individual.
Iyengar Yoga is a worldwide known practice named after B.K.S Iyengar, who practised, developed and taught his yoga method from his teenage years to age 95.
What to expect?
The classes include the practice of yoga postures and breathing techniques. We use equipment like wall ropes, belts, chairs, and blocks to help all students practice regardless of their physical abilities and gain the maximum benefit from each yoga pose.
Iyengar yoga concentrates on postural alignment. If the body is aligned, then the breath is balanced. When the breath is balanced, then the mind is clear.
Regular Iyengar Yoga practice helps to develop strength, flexibility, body awareness and focus.
Whether mood or state of mind, you enter an Iyengar Yoga class, you will always leave it in a much better physical and mental state.
“Yoga doesn’t just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
What are the effects of Iyengar yoga practice?
With regular guided practice, effects can include a general feeling of physical health, psychological and mental well-being. The focus of Iyengar yoga on postural alignment can improve postural/structural problems. It can also release emotional tensions.
Yoga demands effort and attention to detail within the posture, which increases concentration and focus, helping to relieve the mind and the body from stress.
Iyengar Yoga regular practice develops a more profound conscious awareness, and knowledge of the self and contributes to greater self-confidence. Iyengar yoga is for anyone irrespective of age, gender, health, religion, physical situation and circumstances in life.
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“The reward is the feeling afterwards, more space, more joy, I am able to breathe better again.”
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About B.K.S Iyengar
In 2004 Time Magazine announced B.K.S Iyengar as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 1975 BKS Iyengar set up the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India, which has become a hub for teaching and learning his style of yoga. Many teachers from all over the world have travelled to Pune to study directly with this master, with his daughter Geeta S Iyengar (1944 – 2018), his son Prashant S Iyengar and his granddaughter Abhijata Iyengar who continue to run the Institute.
Much has been written about BKS Iyengar, and you can read more in his book ‘Iyengar: His Life and Work’. He has been a prolific writer, and his most famous and influential books include ‘Light on Yoga’, ‘Light on Pranayama, ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ and ‘Light on Life’.
One on one session
A one on one session may improve your bodywork and deepen your understanding of your practice. It can also bring more awareness to specific topics that might arise and creative ways to work with them.