WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. The word yoga originates from the sanskrit root yuj which means union. On the spiritual plane, it means union of the Individual Self with the Universal Self.
WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA?
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar (14 Dec. 1918 - 20 Aug. 2014), author of many books including the classic yoga treatise Light on Yoga. His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant, are also accomplished teachers and authors of several yoga texts. The Iyengar family’s teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path and philosophy of yoga considered to be at least 2,500 years old. B.K.S. Iyengar’s intense practice of over seventy years of teaching have produced significant innovations in the teaching of the art and science of yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar refined the use of props in the practice of yoga to allow all practitioners access to the benefits of the postures regardless of physical condition, age, or length of study.
WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE FEATURE OF IYENGAR YOGA?
Emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body in each pose
The use of props such as belts, blocks, ropes help the practitioner to achieve precision
This precision builds strenght and stamina, balance, flexibility and a new sense of well being
Achieving meditation in action, students learn to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment
Through the practice of yoga, health and strength of the body and mind are acquired
Read more about B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga at his official website