What is Yoga?

Yoga is the cessation of the movements of conscsiousness" Sage Patanjali

Yoga dates back several thousand years originating in the Indian sub-continent and means to unite or to bind. In a yoga class students mainly study one of the eight parts of yoga called asana or postures.

The yoga postures promote good health in both body and mind. Although the body gains strength and flexibility through the practice of the postures, both the body and the mind are refreshed rather than left feeling exhausted.

There are many different postures, each one having a slightly different effect on the physical, physiological and the psychological aspects of our being.

Iyengar Yoga is named after B.K.S. Iyengar, widely regarded as the world's leading authority on yoga. He has been practicing and teaching for over seventy years.

B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji) is a living legend who has been teaching yoga for over seventy years. His whole life has been dedicated to yoga. Though semi-retired now, he still practises several hours a day as well as taking the Remedial Classes at his Institute in Pune.