What is Iyengar Yoga?

  • By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision. Poses are held for long periods and often modified with props. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness.

  • Iyengar Yoga makes use of props such as belts, blankets, blocks and other wooden objects, bolsters, and chairs to help students achieve precise postures safely and completely according to their particular body type and needs. Props also allow for deeper penetration into the postures, a longer stay and a more profound experience.

  • Iyengar Yoga is a systematic and vigorous practice of the yoga postures, with an emphasis on precise alignment and therapeutics. Many common ailments including back and neck pain, poor digestion, tension, fatigue, menstrual problems, and arthritis, to name a few, are prevented or relieved by the regular practice of yoga.

  • Try this Iyengar yoga class that focuses on correct alignment through ropes and anchors.