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About Mr. Iyengar

Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar began teaching at the age of 18, and even today at over 90, continues to teach and inspire millions of students around the world. His system of yoga is educationally sound and brings lasting benefits. He has a large institute in Pune, India where students from all over the world go to study.

For more info, see the Iyengar Yoga website.

ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA

Iyengar yoga is a dynamic approach to hatha yoga. With the precision and attention to detail that characterize Iyengar yoga, students at all fitness levels can participate fully in classes. Guruji's method of yoga makes it possible for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, to enjoy its benefits.

Mr. Iyengar's genius initiated the use of props in yoga, making it as beneficial for sports enthusiasts as it is for those with health challenges. The Iyengar system of teaching is progressive. Students are shown how to do the asanas step by step and classes are designed so that students can advance methodically through each level, working at an appropriate pace.

Iyengar yoga is not only asana, but is soundly based on the eight limbs (astanga) of the yoga of Patanjali:

  • Yama (ethical precepts)
  • Niyama (personal observances)
  • Asana (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (control and direction of breath)
  • Pratyahara (sense withdrawal)
  • Dharana (concentration)
  • Dhyana (meditation)
  • Samadhi (state of bliss)