The essence of this precise method of Yoga is alignment. It is the understanding and harmonising of the physical, physiological, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
Iyengar Yoga uses props (blocks, bricks, belts etc.) to enable everyone to gain access to the asanas (poses), and to aid remedial work.
About Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar
The world’s most widely practised method of Yoga is that taught by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar of Pune, India. Born on December 14, 1918, in Bellur, India.
B.K.S Iyengar was a gifted, and inspiring teacher. He sadly left this world at age 95 I feel very privileged to have been taught by him since the late 1970’s, and later by his daughter Dr Geeta Iyengar and son Prashant.
Iyengar’s thorough study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. Having taught in all five continents, he has won worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and has made Yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, no matter what their physical or mental ability.
Even beyond his death he continues to set the standard for his teachers and students, while his textbooks on yoga have become classics. And the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India, which he founded, continues to thrive under the directorship of his daughter Dr. Geeta Iyengar and son Sri Prashant Iyengar. And latterly, after years of mentoring and training by her grandfather, his grandaughter Abi is teaching at the institute in Pune, and following in his venerable footsteps