Iyengar Yoga is a method of yoga developed by B.K.S. Iyengar and focuses on the development of flexibility, strength and alignment of the body.
The use of props such as blocks, bricks, blankets, belts and chairs help support the student and help achieve the correct alignment of a pose.
B.K.S. Iyengar wrote many books on the subject of yoga, “Light on Yoga” is considered to be the definitive guide to yoga and is studied by yoga students throughout the world.
Regular practice of yoga brings:
- Improvement in posture
- Increased flexibility
- Relief from mental and emotional stress
- A general sense of well-being and an increase in energy levels
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured” – B.K.S. Iyengar
More information can be found from the Iyengar Yoga Institute UK
IYENGAR Yoga teachers are obliged to adhere to rigorous standards of training and accreditation. Only those displaying the IYENGAR Yoga Certification Mark are authorised to teach in the IYENGAR method