About Iyengar Yoga

What Is Iyengar Yoga?

Yoga originated in India more than 5000 years ago. Around the first century BC, the entire yoga philosophy was distilled by the sage Patanjali into 196 yoga ‘sutras’, or verses. Since then, yogic traditions have been passed on, mostly orally, from teacher to disciple. (more…)
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Why Practice Yoga?

 On a purely physical level, practice of the asanas (postures) increases muscle tone and general vitality. It also rapidly improves circulation, co-ordination and balance.The practice not only promotes flexibility and skeleto-muscular fitness, it also improves the function of the circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems – offering a truly holistic…
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BKS Iyengar

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, born 14th December 1918, was the world’s foremost modern-day master of yoga, having devoted a lifetime to its study. ‘Guruji’, (as Iyengar is affectionately known to his many thousands of students), is widely credited with introducing yoga to the western world.Guruji began learning asana from his…
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How Do I Start?

 How can I start practicing Yoga?Find an Iyengar yoga school or certified teacher near you.Yoga for beginnersThe practice and learning of Iyengar Yoga is orientated towards gradual but steady progress, rather than looking for quick and fleeting results. It is important, when coming to class, that a beginner student of…
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FAQ’s

How old do you have to be to start Yoga Classes? Eight years old would be a good age to start yoga classes. This is when the muscle and bone structure have formed and strengthened.Otherwise once you start Yoga at any age as long as the class is appropriate for…
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“Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.”

– B.K.S. Iyengar


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