‘Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit the broken pieces together. Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life. Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.’ (BKS Iyengar 2005.)
Iyengar Yoga is one of the most popular yoga styles in the world. The method is invented by the Indian Master Teacher B.K.S. Iyengar (14.12.1918- 20.8.2014), and the focus is in connecting body, mind and spirit starting with a careful asana work.
Emphasis is laid on the alignment of the body in each posture. Asanas are built in phases and may be held longer than in other yoga styles. Also, sometimes a flow of postures can be combined within the practice. Sequences vary according to a particular theme and level of the students.
In individual practice the sequences are given according the personal needs. Props are used to ensure safety and to enhance awareness of the posture.
‘Alignment from the outermost body to the innermost is the way to bring our own personal Reality into contact with Universal Reality’ (BKS Iyengar 2005).
Invocation to patanjali