About IYENGAR Yoga
Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world.
Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, through practical search and regular practice, has shown and taught how all the eight aspects of astanga yoga are integrated. His style of teaching yoga can only be taught by certified teachers who hold the certification mark (see Iyengar Yoga Association UK for more information).
Students learn through a carefully graded and systematic programme of asanas (postures). The system of teaching is methodical, emphasising precision and alignment. When necessary it uses 'props' that allow students to progress in their practice of postures safely at their own pace, to suit their body. Pranayama (breath control) is gradually introduced once students have a firm foundation of yoga practice.
Yoga practice both relaxes and energizes the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm.
The challenge, discipline and intensity of IYENGAR Yoga make it a powerful and transforming practice - working on a physical, mental and emotional level - the layers of the self are gradually revealed.
Rest in Peace Guruji - BKS Iyengar died aged 95 on 20 August 2014. "I do pray that my ending will be your beginning" (BKS Iyengar Light on Life).