What is Iyengar Yoga?
The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga expounded by Patanjali in his classic treatise, The Yoga Sutras, written over 2,500 years ago. It is a disciplined and deeply researched system developed over 80 years by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar
Iyengar Yoga concentrates on postural alignment and body awareness. This is not just for the alignment of one body part with another, but also for the proper functioning of the human being. If the body is aligned with precision then the breath is aligned with the same precision. If the breath is balanced then the mind, emotions and senses become balanced.
What is unique about Iyengar Yoga is that it is characterised in the practice of asana
with the innovative approach emphasising precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props.
This approach has allowed people of varying ages, levels of health and fitness to enjoy the benefits which a sustained practice can bring – the ability to face the physical, mental and emotional challenges and lead contemporary life with strength, vitality, mobility, thoughtfulness and equanimity.