When the asana is correct there is a lightness, a freedom. Freedom comes when every part of the body is active. Let us be free in whatever posture we are doing. Let us be full in whatever we do. B.K.S. Iyengar
The Asanas, yoga postures, are the physical side, exercise part, of yoga. An asana is held for a certain amount of time, this can vary from a few seconds to minutes, even hours, depending on the students ability and experience. Asanas can flow into each other, being done together in a sequence, however in Iyengar yoga, especially beginners classes, asanas are usually practised one at a time. This allows the student to understand each yoga asana and how to work the entire body in individual yoga asanas safely and without injury.
The yoga asanas work every muscle, nerve and gland in the body. The body becomes stronger and more flexible. The asanas also help keep the human body disease free. They improve energy, calm the nervous system, focus and discipline the mind. In turn self will, confidence and a sense of self prosper.
The standing postures are invigorating and energising! The main benefits include:
Seated postures are calming, but at the same time they help balance energy in the mind and body. The main benefits include:
Spinal twists or lateral twists extend or stretch the spine and back to the right and left, rotating one way then the other. Some spinal twists are seated asanas, others are standing postures and some inverteds. The benefits of spinal twists include:
Inverted Postures are a boost for the whole human system! The benefits include:
Back bends are energising and rejuvenating. The main benefits include:
Balancing postures are not usually practiced in beginners classes. Most balancing asanas are for intermediate and senior students. The benefits include:
Jumpings are energising and invigorating. The main benefits include:
Relaxation, Savasana, is usually done at the end of a yoga class. One lies one’s back on a mat, perfectly still. The main benefits include:
Iyengar Yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar who is one of the foremost and respected yoga teacher in the world. B.K.S. Iyengar lives in…
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