Iyengar Yoga is an age old traditional and well-practiced form of yoga that is a great precursor to other forms of Yoga. Time and attention are spent on Postural correction, Alignment, and Precision of the Asana. Using the concept of Anyone Can Cook, Iyengar believes that alignment is more important than blindly gaining flexibility. Yoga is meant for one and all. Done in an authentic manner, Iyengar has proven to be injury free once the understanding of giving priority to precision, sets into our system.
Level of Difficulty – 3
- Holding the posture using props, builds a true length in the connective tissues of our body.
- Myofascial Memory of length sets in with time and practice.
- It also creates a mental balance, as the organs begin to respond to the beauty of alignment.
- It is believed to work wonders on hormones and hence Monday 4.30 P.M is allotted to Hormonal Balance.
Science Behind Iyengar Yoga
Where does flexibility come from? Muscles play a small role in flexibility. Our primary length comes from fascia, capsules, soft tissues, tendons, and skin. After the muscle releases, the rest of the structures are allowed to lengthen over time. I prescribe Iyengar to all runners. To athletes who shorten their tissues over time. And to those who like to work organically on their vital being and hormones to restore body balance.