The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our teacher B.K.S. Iyengar. Through the practice of a sequential system of standing and sitting poses – asanas – it aims to unite the body, mind and breathe to encourage health and well-being. Iyengar yoga places great importance on precise alignment of the body to ensure that students are working safely, with maximum benefit to strength, stamina and flexibility. It encourages calmness and improves concentration
Over the 75 years that he has been practicing and teaching yoga, BKS Iyengar has devised the use of props, such as belts, blocks and blankets that students use so that postures become accessible to all, regardless of age or ability.
The immediate effects of yoga are on the physical level as the asanas involve intense stretching, but you will feel lighter and calmer when you leave the class. You will learn to use the breath to move into the poses and with continued practice increased vitality, psychological and spiritual benefits occur.
Classes start with simple poses, gradually moving towards more challenging asanas and end with a period of relaxation, focussing on the breath