Why Yoga


Yoga unifies the body, mind and soul bringing clarity, flexibility and strength. It disciplines the intellect, the mind, and the emotions, giving poise to the soul, enabling us to look at life in all its aspects evenly.sticker,375x360

Physically, yoga builds strength, increases mobility, strengthens the core and helps prevent and overcome injuries. However, yoga is about much more than just the physical. Yoga brings stillness and focus to the mind, giving one a break from the often frantic thoughts that occupy us for much of the day. Yoga also opens up a world where the body and mind can come together and focus on that elusive third entity, the spirit or soul.


Why Iyengar Yoga?

IMG_1822Iyengar yoga is a school of yoga based on the teachings of Guruji B.K.S Iyengar (1918-2014), one of the most widely acknowledged yoga teachers in the world. His school of yoga focuses on alignment, deliberate and focused practice and is known for its therapeutic approach. Iyengar yoga is somewhat slower paced than many other schools, since it focuses on precision and optimal alignment in order to get the most out of each moment, but it is by no means less vigorous. Iyengar yoga is known for the use of props, such as bolsters, blocks and belts, which allow students to practice their poses in the safest and most beneficial way, and also makes poses more accessible for students that are new to the practice of yoga, or that have physical limitations. This makes Iyengar Yoga especially accessible for those that suffer from injuries, stiffness or that thought they were too old (or young!) to do yoga (which is absolutely untrue by the way – you are never too old to do yoga!). However, intermediate and advanced students will find themselves more than sufficiently challenged, since Iyengar Yoga encourages growth and constant improvement.

To find out more about Iyengar Yoga, you can visit the following sites: http://www.bksiyengar.co.za/

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