What is Iyengar Yoga?
The Iyengar method, created by B.K.S Iyengar, is based on the concept of giving primacy to the physical alignment of the body in the poses.
This method of yoga is known for its use of props, such as belts, straps, pillows, chairs, blankets and blocks, as aids in attaining ideal alignment and performing a perfect asana, even if the body is not yet open enough.
Props also allow tired or ill students to enjoy the benefits of many asanas via fully-supported methods which require less muscular effort.
Once this balance is created in the body, it will be reflected in the mind.
Iyengar Yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as exposed by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration (Dharana) and meditation (Dhyana).
Iyengar Yoga Table of contents