Words cannot convey the value of yoga – it has to be experienced. – BKS Iyengar, profound Indian yoga teacher and practitioner
“When your body, mind and soul are healthy and harmonious, you will bring health and harmony to those around you and health and harmony to the world – not by withdrawing from the world but by being a healthy living organ of the body of humanity.” – BKS Iyengar
Yoga is an experiential philosophy, best understood by using our body to do the asanas. People come to yoga for many different reasons, from stress relief to health issues. Yoga helps with all these things, and offers something more – the contemplation of the meaning of life, how to live a good life and why we are here. Yoga helps us cultivate intuition and the ability to be more self aware and listen to our bodies. Iyengar yoga emphasises alignment in the asanas – physically, mentally and emotionally – so our whole being can be present in an active meditation. The development of your own yoga practice allows you to use these skills for the rest of your life.
Developing physical, mental and spiritual well-being
The physical discipline of yoga involves the practice of asanas or poses. Asana practice builds longterm health and stamina, improving flexibility, muscle tone, immune response and circulation. The mental discipline of yoga teaches self-awareness, deep concentration and mindfulness, enabling us to respond calmly and with focus even in very stressful situations. The spiritual disciplines of yoga encourage us to look beyond individual gain and value the connections that sustain all life on earth.
Iyengar yoga incorporates restorative yoga and active yoga and can be practiced by children and adults of all ages. We use props like chairs, bolsters, straps, sandbags, weights and ropes, to help make yoga accessible to everyone.