What is Iyengar yoga?

Iyengar yoga is named after the man - BKS Iyengar - He is one of the forefathers of yoga as we know it today. Iyengar yoga follows in the tradition of yoga as he lived it.

BKS Iyengar taught that we access the mind through the body. Hence his discipline begins with the physical practice of yoga postures, focussing on alignment and precision. Sometimes using props to enable you to experience the asana more deeply, and practicing the poses in particular sequences for a particular effect. It is this approach that is particularly useful for people working with physical limitations or health problems.

As you move towards a longer term practice you may feel that as you are able to focus more intently on the physical pose, your mental and/or emotional state has changed. Maybe you have more energy or motivation. Perhaps you notice you have more agility and strength or maybe you sleep better or have more concentration on the days you practice.

The Iyengar system really resonates with me as a complete personal practice.

I hope that it can do the same for you.