Iyengar Yoga

B.K.S Iyengar (B.1918-2014), a yoga master from Pune India, has touched millions of lives through his approach to yoga. He introduced the use of props to adapt yoga for students with varying abilities, to assist with alignment and understanding. His daughter Geeta Iyengar, son, Prashant Iyengar as well as granddaughter Abhijata Iyengar, are devoted practitioners of this tradition and continue to refine and educate these teachings among the many senior teachers who have devoted decades under the Iyengar’s instruction.

Iyengar yoga is a transformative, intelligent, dynamic practice that supports practitioners with building a solid foundation. Sanskrit names of postures (asanas) are introduced in classes for improved understanding of their purpose and function. These classes consist primarily of physical postures that build self awareness, mind body connection, increased mobility, strength and improved circulation, etc. Iyengar Yoga is known for detailed instruction of yoga, systematic teaching methods, use of props and rigorous teacher certification requirements.


Resources

To learn more of Iyengar you may visit the official site of B.K.S Iyengar.

Check out the US regional website for Iyengar Yoga IYNAUS, Yearly membership (optional) offers yoga practice sequences and tips, discounts on some regional events and online store. Members may also subscribe to the quarterly journal - The Yoga Rahasya that includes detailed yoga teachings and more.

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