What is Iyengar yoga?
The postures are very precise, you will be guided through them. I am an experienced teacher who has been trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques. The classes can be hard work as the poses involve intense stretching; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer. The immediate benefits of yoga are greater flexibility and strength and better physical health. As you continue with your practise, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear. Each class is different, for instance a focus on standing poses, twists, inversions, back bends or forward bends. During each term there will also be some pranayama taught and relaxation asanas (poses).
The Iyengar Method
The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our late teacher Yogacharya Sri B.K.S Iyengar. The teaching helps you focus on correct alignment of the body in poses ensuring you’re working safely, with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and well being. Classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more challenging poses, ending with a period of relaxation and incorporating breathing techniques. Props such as blocks and belts can be used in class to allow those with less strength or flexibility to work correctly and achieve their full potential.