The Iyengar Method

Hatha yoga in Iyengar method is well known for its emphasis on good alignment (we sometimes use props to help achieve this) and its slow, simple and step by step approach for beginners.

Typical classes include restorative poses that strengthen the immune, respiratory and nervous systems and help reduce stress levels.

Iyengar Yoga has a unique way of taking care of students current or old injuries and medical conditions. The teachers address any symptoms you may experience like neck, knee or back pain, sleep or digestive disorders, headaches and depression just to name a few.

With the help of an Iyengar teacher and props, everybody can take steps toward opening up the body and finding balance in both the body and mind.

Since Iyengar Yoga focuses more on alignment and holding poses, you will eventually find that there is a depth to your practice that blurs the lines between yoga and meditation.

Practice deeper with Iyengar Yoga

One of the many benefits of Iyengar Yoga is the opportunity to go below the surface of both the mind and body. Because Iyengar Yoga is all about proper alignment, you will spend more time in a pose, instead of continually moving like in other types of yoga.

In the beginning, one might feel discomfort holding a pose, but with repeated practice and guidance you will build your strength and learn how to breathe correctly in a pose. With time you will notice how you with ease will be able to hold a pose and start perfecting your alignment and breath.

This is usually when you will start connecting with your mind and body on a deeper level, and your yogic mind will begin to develop.

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”

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