- Questions and Answers
What is the Iyengar yoga method?
The Iyengar yoga method is practical,
challenging, has therapeutic value, and can be practiced by anyone
regardless of age or fitness. Students are encouraged to do the
best they can. It has a “no nonsense” approach.
Its methods include physical postures,
where emphasis is placed on correctness and precision in the placement
and alignment of the body and mind in the various yoga asanas, regulation
of the breath (pranayama) and quiet concentration, which leads to
a meditative state of mind.
of yoga is to achieve a balanced, refreshed, and peaceful mental and physical
state of being. Through a unique combination of technical precision, the
use of specific sequences of postures, by working in the postures for
a particular length of time, and with the help of equipment called “props”
to assist the student if necessary, the Iyengar method enables the student
to improve mental and physical well-being.