ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA
Yoga is a practical philosophy that integrates, develops and
balances all aspects of an individual. The regular practice of yoga
encourages self discipline and spiritual awareness. It results in
better health, vitality and creates a sense of wellbeing. It relieves
stress and is beneficial to many common complaints such as backache,
arthritis, sports injuries, high blood pressure and asthma. Anyone,
irrespective of their age, health or religion, can practise yoga.
B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) considered
to have been one of the world's foremost teachers and exponents of
yoga. He devoted his lifetime to its study and dissemination and is
often credited with popularising the subject worldwide. He was the
author of many books including the classic text ‘Light on Yoga’
,’Light on Pranayama’ and ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’.
The Iyengar system helps individuals to develop according to their
own abilities, and is a methodical, progressive and inclusive
approach, which emphasises precise alignment and safe practice. To
enable students of all abilities to progress Mr Iyengar developed the
use of props such as blocks, bricks, blankets and belts to help
support the body in the different postures.
The Iyengar certification mark is an international symbol of the
certification, graded from Introductory to Advanced.
The Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) is
responsible for awarding teaching certificates and ensuring that
standards are maintained. The Iyengar method is recognised by local
education authorities in the UK.
for Yoga classes in Hertfordshire in St Albans and Harpenden.