Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual discipline of great value for people today. The ultimate aim of yoga is kaivalya (emancipation). Tradition has it that yoga has been in existence since vedic times. However it was first codified by Sage Patanjali in his Yogasutra.
The yoga which Patanjali describes is ashtanga, meaning 8 limbs. The yoga postures (asanas) are one limb, pranayama (breath control) and dhyana (meditation) are among the others.
Whilst yoga’s ultimate aim is liberation it has many benefits along the way which can include:
- increased vitality & well-being
- enhanced flexibility & strength
- better concentration
- improved posture
- mental & spiritual calm
With IYENGAR® Yoga pupils learn through a carefully graded and systematic programme of asana. Pranayama is gradually introduced. This safe and thorough teaching system, developed by Yoga Master BKS Iyengar, is second to none and recognised world wide.
“The body is my temple & asanas are my prayers.” BKS Iyengar