Developed by B.K.S.Iyengar of Pune, India, the Iyengar method places emphasis on correct alignment and precision. This emphasis ensures that the use of the body demanded by the yoga postures is safe and not harmful. To that purpose, props are used so that even a complete beginner can benefit from the yoga postures. It respects the laws of structural anatomy, movement and develops awareness or “the intelligence of the body”.
Everyone can practice Iyengar yoga. This safe method of working can be adjusted to the needs and ability of the practitioner – allowing for very dynamic work through to a more considered, slow-paced practice. It is also considered a therapeutic form of yoga and remedial classes are provided within the method.
Each Iyengar yoga class is different. This brings variety to the practice and avoids conditioning.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014, aged 95) was one of the world’s leading and most respected living teachers of yoga. He was personally responsible for the introduction of hatha yoga to the West and his teachings have been hugely influential. Iyengar said himself that ‘ true alignment means that the inner mind reaches every cell and fibre of the body’. This means a sense of outer and inner balance exists where the physical body and mental plane are integrated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._K._S._Iyengar
“Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy. It touches the life of man at every level, physical, mental and spiritual. It is a practical method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and noble” B.K.S. Iyengar