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.
Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918, in Bellur, India and lived most of his life in Pune. He studied and practised yoga continuously for over 85 years.
Iyengar's first major work which was published in 1966, titled 'Light on Yoga', has become a bible for hundreds of thousands of people who practice the Iyengar method.
This style of teaching yoga is now being followed by certified teachers across the world.
Iyengar Yoga is based on the in-depth practise of asana, the postures and of pranayama or 'yogic breathing'.
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