Yoga is for everyone.
No one is too old or too stiff, too fat, too thin or too tired.
Yoga involves practising elementary asanas (postures), with an emphasis on the standing asanas. Following this, others are added, including forward and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses.
Yoga became popular in the Western world, in large part through the teaching of the Yogi Master B.K.S. Iyengar. His method of Yoga is now the most widely practised in the world.
The Iyengar method of Yoga is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability and awareness. It is therapeutic for specific conditions. Iyengar Yoga pays close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, often using props. Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision.
Iyengar Yoga involves practising elementary asanas (postures), with an emphasis on the standing asanas. Following this, others are added, including forward and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses.
These asanas are held for longer than in some other methods, allowing tight muscles to lengthen and relax and helping to focus awareness.
Each class ends with Savasana, or deep relaxation. During Savasana you learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing your body whilst drawing your mind towards the peace within.
A safe, methodical progression through asanas.
Technique – precision, alignment and awareness in performing the asanas.
Sequencing to develop strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and relaxation.
Clear demonstration and explanation from a fully-qualified teacher.
Because the Iyengar Yoga technique emphasises precision and alignment, quality of movement is prioritised over quantity. You learn to move with ease in your body while working within your limitations. This makes the asanas safe to perform.
Yoga props such as blankets, blocks and belts are used to improve your understanding of asanas or to help with core strength and stability.