An Innovative Style of Teaching
The Iyengar Method of yoga is characterized by an alert practice, precise direction, alignment and depth. Emphasis is placed on meditation in action in the practice of asana (poses), while incorporating the science of sequencing and timing.
Clear and safe instructions from the teachers guide one on a steady path for the practice of pranayama (regulation of the breath), leading one to meditative states. Principles of yoga philosophy are inextricably linked to the teachings, bringing the effects of the practice accessible to daily life.
About B.K.S. Iyengar
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar was a legendary yoga master of our times. Through his continuous practice of yoga for well over 70 years comes an innovative approach to the depth of the science, art and philosophy of yoga. He has created an impact on the world through his teachings, flowering in dedicated teachers and centers around the world. Mr. Iyengar is the world-famous author of "Light on Yoga", the authority on yoga. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
(For more, see: www.bksiyengar.com)
From the BKS Iyengar website, his view of yoga is described as follows:
"Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, with his intellectual and spiritual practices, has masterminded the techniques which can be used by all practitioners of yoga. "Research based experience" and "experience based research" has helped him in evolving this technique which is now known as "Iyengar Yoga". He has therefore made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras.
Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. The use of props, designed by Guruji , such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana. Regular practice of 'Iyengar Yoga' definitely integrates the body, mind and emotions."
Mr. Iyengar continued to practice until the age of 95. While in practice, he was an artist at work, always at ease in any posture he performed. Precision and beauty mark the asana, and the regular practice he advocated integrates the body, mind and emotions."
For more information about Iyengar Yoga check out the links below
http://www.bksiyengar.com/ - the official website of B.K.S. Iyengar
http://www.iyengaryogacanada.com/ - Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada (IYAC/ACYI)
http://www.iyengaryogacentre.ca/ - Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria