Iyengar Yoga

For body, mind and spirit


"Words cannot convey the value of yoga - it has to be experienced."
BKS Iyengar


"When I practice, I am a Philosopher,
When I teach, I am a Scientist,
When I demonstrate, I am an Artist.

BKS Iyengar

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"The aim of yoga is to calm the chaos of conflicting impulses."
BKS Iyengar

The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our teacher Yogacharya Sri B K S Iyengar (1918 - 2014), and is widely practiced throughout the world. Developed by Mr Iyengar over the past 70 years, and based on the ancient Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the method focuses on precision, alignment and safety in the postures. It builds strength, flexibility, stamina and balance, a healthy body, and a relaxed, alert mind.

Mr Iyengar devised the use of everyday objects such as chairs, belts, walls and blocks as props in the postures, to enable every type and level of practitioner to attain the correct and beneficial effects of yoga in each pose. Iyengar classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced poses, ending with a period of relaxation, and sometimes incorporating breathing techniques (Pranayama). The immediate benefits of Yoga are greater flexibility and strength, and better physical health. With continued practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.

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