What Is Iyengar Yoga?

What Is Iyengar Yoga?

Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. Yoga means union. The union of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is for everyone. No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or thin or tired to practice yoga.

The term “Iyengar Yoga” was coined by students of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar to distinguish his approach from other styles of yoga. However, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar states that “yoga is one” and describes the yoga he teaches as traditional, authentic “Patanjali Yoga”. Patanjali, an Indian sage, outlined the eight-limbed (astanga) path of yoga in the Yoga Sutras, over 2500 years ago.

Sri B.K.S. Iyengar was the foremost authority on the subject of yoga until he death in August 2014. He authored a number of classic texts on yoga, including Light on Yoga. In his 90s, he practiced and taught yoga until shortly before his death at 95, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India, along with his daughter, Geeta, son, Prashant, granddaughter, Abhijata, and a host of highly skilled teachers that have learned at the feet of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar.