Called the “Michelangelo of yoga” and named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, B.K.S. Iyengar is universally acknowledged as the world’s foremost yoga teacher. He brought yoga to the west with his pioneering teaching in the 60s and 70s, the beginning of today’s explosive growth in yoga. His Light on Yoga, called “the bible of yoga,” has been the sourcebook for generations of yoga students.
From the beginning, your practice of Iyengar Yoga develops strength, stamina, concentration, coordination, flexibility, and more. Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar Yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body, the growth of self-awareness, and an experience of the asanas as a form of “meditation in action.”
B.K.S. Iyengar grew the use of props for yoga. By using props, students are able to access the benefits of more poses while working to create alignment. Teachers may use props such as blankets, blocks, belts, and wall ropes to help students benefit from the poses regardless of their physical condition or level of experience.
Students in Iyengar Yoga begin with standing poses and progress with inversions, backbends, forward bends, twists, restorative poses, and more. As students mature, so does the practice.
The student’s physical ability always guides the class. With proper instruction, a student can receive the full benefit of a posture regardless of how deeply they are able to go in it.