One of the most important figures in the history of Yoga B.K.S Iyengar, direct disciple of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, pupil from the yoga master Ramamohana Brahmachary founded Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar introduce the alignment aspect of each posture, the use of props and the importance of paying close attention to anatomical details. 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 stability, flexibility, strength and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions.
This type of yoga is particularly well-suited for people with back problems and for people who suffer from stress (two conditions that often go together).
Iyengar Yoga is defined by three defining characteristics: timing, technicalities, sequencing
Timings are the ways that the postures can be held for different lengths of time to enable a more profound exploration of the physical and mental challenges in the pose.Technicalities are the precise and often subtle technical points given to explore the Asana fully. sequencing is the way Mr Iyengar put together postures to achieve a particular physical, physiological or mental effect. Sequencing can apply to postures, or even to points in postures, and can totally transform a practice.
Through yoga practice our understanding moves from the visible and knowable to the more subtle. It is a continuous and lifelong process.Together, these three features externally define the practice and development of Iyengar Yoga, though representing only some of the many aspects of yoga that Mr Iyengar has highlighted and examined over his 65 years of constant practice.
Our Iyengar yoga experts at Dharamsala has been directly certified by the late B.K.S Iyengar and they appear in the official site of B.K.S Iyengar
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*the workshops and courses we offer when we specify iyengar Yoga , are specifically in this tradition. Notice that our trainings do not provide certification in iyengar Yoga as our YTTC cover another aspects in the vast field of yoga and are the result of studies in yogic sciences & oriental studies