|Iyengar Yoga - the yoga method health professionals recommend by name.
Iyengar yoga, one of the world's most widely practiced forms, emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each pose. This precision builds strength and stamina, balance and flexibility--and a new sense of well-being. Achieving meditation in action, students learn to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment.
Iyengar yoga is for everyone! No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or fit or tired to start in this method. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to a yoga experience that's profound, intelligent and transformative. Using their deep-seated knowledge of the yoga Asanas (postures), Iyengar Yoga teachers individualize their approach for each student. Special adjustments are made for various body types, injuries and conditions.
An Iyengar Yoga teacher clearly demonstrates the postures and brings the students' attention to specific teaching points to better understand and perform each pose. Under the teacher's well-trained eye, students receive feedback and adjustments to their poses, assuring safe practice. Intelligent and purposeful sequences of poses are taught which build skill and understanding as students progress from posture to posture, class to class, year to year unique to each level. Students begin with standing poses. In time, other postures are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses.