What is Iyengar Yoga? A beginners' guide.


Iyengar Yoga is the type of yoga that focuses on alignment - the student must perform yoga poses with precision and hold them for lengthy periods to fully understand them.


Iyengar Yoga classes can also involve props, to help students perfect their poses. Introduced to yoga by Sri T. Krishnamacharya in 1934, B.K.S. Iyengar went on to systematise over 200 classical yoga asana and 14 different Pranayama (breathing exercises). Pranayama is started only once a firm foundation in poses has been established. 

 In this type of yoga, through focusing on the physical body and breath, yogis can develop strength, mobility and stability.  


Go to Iyengar Yoga if you want: 

- Alignment 

- Physical yoga poses 

- Support props 

- Breathing exercises 


Watch an Iyengar Yoga intro:


Watch an Iyengar Yoga class 


 Who was Iyengar Yoga founded by? 

Iyengar Yoga was founded by B.K.S Iyengar. 

 When was Iyengar Yoga founded? 

Iyengar Yoga was founded in 1937.

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