Iyengar Yoga

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What is Iyengar Yoga?

a clear and precise system of yoga
accessible and challenging
marked by individualized attention
the student’s practice develops in a safe, progressive and systematic manner
known as meditation in action – through alignment of the body and a focus on correction action, we approach the meditative stillness of the mind

With Iyengar yoga, you will develop a strong yoga foundation and will work on your strength, balance, mobility, and flexibility.


Deepen your practice. Balance your life.


Props

B.K.S. Iyengar developed and popularized the use of yoga props (ropes, straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets) to help students to not only find greater mobility, openness and steadiness in a pose, but also to help deepen a pose. Sometimes we use props, and sometimes we don’t.

Abilities and Challenges

Iyengar yoga truly gives something to everyone. An advanced Iyengar practice demands a high level of strength, balance and agility. Beginners or people recovering from an illness or injury can find the stable, supported, quiet practice they need.

Inversions

Iyengar yoga is also known for its emphasis on inversions. Those newer to the practice begin with preparatory inversions (standing forward bend, downward facing dog). A lot of the beginner’s work will help lay the foundation for eventual inversions.

The Founder and His Family

B.K.S. Iyengar, who developed this system of yoga, introduced yoga to the west, so that now, world-wide, Iyengar yoga is the most widely-practiced form of yoga. His family continues his work in Pune, India.