The Iyengar method of yoga is named after renowned yoga teacher, B.K.S Iyengar. The teaching helps you focus on correct alignment of the body in poses, ensuring you’re working safely, with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.
Classes generally begin with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced asanas, ending with a period of relaxation and/or breathing techniques. Props such as blocks and belts are sometimes used to assist in allowing students to work correctly and achieve their full potential.
The poses in Iyengar Yoga are very precise and you will be guided through them by experienced teachers, who are trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques and for people with specific problems. The classes can be hard work, as the poses involve intense stretching, however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer. The immediate benefits of yoga are greater flexibility and strength and better physical health. As you continue with your practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.