What is Yoga?
...an ancient and timeless art,
science, and philosophy.
...the union of body, mind,
■ You must be young or physically fit to learn yoga.
Actually yoga is for all ages and abilities.
■ Yoga is a religion.
Yoga is the study and observation of
WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA?
Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise “Light on Yoga”. His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant, are also accomplished teachers and authors of yoga texts. The Iyengar family’s teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years
old. B.K.S. Iyengar’s intense practice and over 65 years of teaching have produced significant innovations in the teaching of this art.
Among the most noteworthy are:
■ A complete approach to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
transformation, bringing the practitioner to physical health and vitality,
mental clarity and wisdom, and emotional serenity and poise.
■ Emphasis on standing poses to develop strength, stamina, concentration
and body alignment.
■ A safe, orderly, systematic progression of poses to develop the student’s
ability both within a class and from class to class.
■ Use of props, such as blankets, blocks and straps, to facilitate learning
and adjust poses to an individual’s needs.
■ Highly developed teaching methodology including the precise use of
language, demonstration and teaching of specific points of action in a
pose, individual correction and adjustment of students.
■ Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress.
■ Complete integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana.