Tag Archives: Iyengar Yoga

Yogic Progress

Progress in Iyengar Yoga is not linear. Many long time Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYTs) frequently advocate for Iyengar Yoga students to not focus exclusively on improving one’s yoga pose. By practicing Iyengar Yoga daily we can become more in tune to purifying our yogic consciousness as opposed to making our yoga postures better. Backsliding …

Yoga Relief

Regularly practicing Iyengar Yoga can help relieve suffering.  There are different reasons why we face instability and heartache during our lifetimes. Doing Iyengar Yoga helps remove the root causes of our afflictions just like one pulls weeds out of a garden. Iyengar Yoga is not limited to physical yoga postures. Reading ancient yoga texts and …

Release

Through Iyengar yoga practice we can release our emotions and muscular tension. Iyengar yoga can give relief to those who practice. Iyengar Yoga has many different sequences that help the Iyengar Yoga  practitioner heal and relax hardened muscles.  Success in this practice requires patience and persistence. Also, knowing how much energy and effort to put …

Yoga Poses

The english translation of the sanskrit word Asana is seat. Although many yoga poses or yoga postures are also referred to as yoga asanas.  In B.K.S Iyengar’s Light on Yoga there are over 200 yoga poses. None of the yoga postures in  Light on Yoga are done with a yoga prop. However, yoga props are …

Variety

Iyengar Yoga offers many ways to practice yoga. The practice can be tailored depending on one’s energy level, schedule, preferences, and goals.  One can practice alone or with a group.  Yoga props can be used to promote ease and stability or to present a suitable challenge. Yoga Poses can be practiced in a variety of …

Props

In Iyengar Yoga we use props such as sticky mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, chairs, walls, ropes, and sand bags to name a few.  When students begin taking yoga classes, they will likely use a sticky mat, blocks, straps, and blankets.  These items are used to promote stability, ease, and achieve alignment in poses. To …