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Iyengar yoga, named after its founder B.K.S Iyengar, is a form of classical Hatha yoga that places an emphasis on correct alignment of the physical body, the mind and the subtle aspects of our being. Through the practice of Yogasanas (physical postures) and Pranayama (breathing practices), it aims to create unity in the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being on every level. Practice of this method of yoga is considered a powerful tool to relax and energize the body and mind and bring vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm. Iyengar yoga is characterised by attention to awareness, detail and precision of instruction. BKS Iyengar pioneered the use of props and equipment to aid the practitioner in achieving the postures and to encourage greater understanding of how to use the yoga postures; making yoga more accessible to us all.
Yoga is a comprehensive system, a science that is tried and tested, that the student can fully engage with to achieve their personal potential.
The ancient system of yoga is not merely a set of physical exercises but the body which we all have is a good place to start a journey towards health, knowledge and freedom.
Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar has dedicated his life to the study, exploration and development of yoga. He was born is 1918 in India and has spent over 70 years in continuous practice of every aspect of yoga. He is now 92 years old and lives in Pune, India, where he runs the world famous Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute along with his son and daughter, where a near constant flow of students are given instruction on yoga. Iyengar's thorough study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. His teaching has reached people from all walks of life in all parts of the world and Iyengar yoga is now the most widely practiced form of yoga worldwide. Through his teaching he has made Yoga accessible and relevant to people, no matter what their background or ability.
The Iyengars have published many wonderful books on the subject of yoga and continue to work tirelessly to light the way for their students and to lead and encourage charitable work based on the principles of yoga.
B.K.S Iyengar is an inspirational and compassionate guide to any who journey on the yogic path.