About IYENGAR YOGA
Iyengar Yoga is named after and developed by B.K.S.Iyengar. It is a form of Hatha Yoga known for its use of props, such as wooden gadgets, belts and ropes which help the practitioner to achieve correct alignment and a deeper understanding of yoga postures.
Props support students to perform asanas correctly, and minimize the risk of injury or strain. The use of props makes yoga postures accessible to both young and old.
Through the practice of a system of asanas, Iyengar yoga aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being.
There are three unique aspects of Iyengar yoga, namely, technicalities, sequencing and timing.
Detailed instructions are given to the student to give the student access to the body beyond the outer, skeletal and muscular body into the subtleties of the mind.
Refers to the order in which the asanas and pranayama are practiced. Each type of asanas has different effects on the mind, proper sequencing prepares and cultures the mind, to make it conducive to your yoga practice.
Asanas can he held for different lengths of time to enable a more profound exploration of the physical and mental challenges of the pose. It takes time to move into a posture and become stable. When this has been achieved then one remains stable for longer time periods to intensify the depth of the posture and so extract its benefit.
These 3 aspects integrate and work together to define the unique Iyengar method of yoga.