FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA
- Iyengar yoga concentrates on postural alignment and body awareness, not just for the alignment of one body part with another, but also for the functioning of the whole human being. If the body is aligned with precision so is the breath, and then the mind, emotions and senses become balanced as a result.
- Iyengar Yoga is known for the use of props, such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as a longer stay.
- Clear demonstrations and specific teaching points guide students from posture to posture, and from class to class.
- Standing postures are the foundation through which one learns the fundamentals of how to adjust and align the body correctly. Over time, other postures are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses.
- As the students progress, Pranayama (the control of the breath) is introduced.
FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA-QUALIFIED TEACHERS
- Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after 6 years of training and evaluation they become certified.
- Teachers are expected to continue to follow classes and be guided by Senior teachers, as well as to visit the Indian mother institute, regularly.
- Iyengar Yoga Associations all over the world take care of certification procedures and standards. Find information on the UK Association here: https://iyengaryoga.org.uk