Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga was created by B. K. S. Iyengar in the 1970s and is a form of Hatha Yoga known for its use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures).

The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.

The development of strength, mobility and stability are emphasized through the asanas.

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Iyengar Yoga focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Iyengar Yoga is characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment.

At Derekthedog we are fortunate to have John Evans teaching. John personally trained in India with Mr Iyengar and is an advanced practitioner.