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What is Iyengar Yoga?

Yoga1   Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. The practice of yoga both relaxes and energises the body and mind and helps to overcome and prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. Pupils learn through a systematic programme of postures. Controlled breathing techniques are gradually introduced once students have a firm foundation of yoga practice.

Iyengar Yoga focuses on structural alignment and attention to detail. It is also known for its use of 'props', such as belts, blocks, bolsters and chairs. These allow beginners to experience the postures more easily and fully.

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Benefits of Iyengar Yoga
  • Vitality
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Postural correction
  • Self-awareness
  • Improves co-ordination / balance
  • Relieves musculo-skeletal and arthritic pain
  • Improves breathing mechanics
  • Improves gynaecological and menstrual function
  • Improves digestion and circulation
  • Aids relaxation
  • Reduces stress
  • Brings mental calm
  • Self-control
  • Self-confidence