Iyengar yoga is based on the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar (1918 – 2014). The roots of these teachings come from 2,500 year ago, when Yoga was first written down in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. All yoga is based on the Hatha method. Iyengar yoga focuses on the muscular-skeletal alignment of the body in postures. Bringing harmony to the body, in turn brings clarity and peace to the mind. The attention to detail, precision and alignment in Iyengar brings a great physical awareness to each part of the body. This builds strength and stamina, as well as increasing balance and flexibility. It has a strong practice however it is suitable for all.
Iyengar yoga is practiced world wide. It is renowned for its skillful use of props, chairs, belts, blocks etc. The use of props helps one to achieve perfection in a posture. It also enables everyone to benefit from the practice.