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 approach to health and well-being.

“If the foundation is firm,
the building can withstand calamities.
The practice of Yoga is the foundation,
so that the Self is not shaken under any circumstances.”

– B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar yoga is not limited to those who are young, fit and flexible. Through the use of props and careful attention to detail, Iyengar yoga can be practised at any stage of life. Specific practises are available to assist those who are infirm, pregnant, menstruating or unwell.

The practise of yoga requires devotion, courage, tenacity and intelligence from the parctitioner, but the benefits are far-reaching and will assist the practitioner in every aspect of daily living.

 

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“Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness.”

– B.K.S. Iyengar


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