at Clarity Yoga Studio 34A Holywell Hill, Saint Albans, AL1 1BZ United Kingdom
IYENGAR YOGA IN ST ALBANS Beginners/General Class
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Why Iyengar Yoga? Iyengar yoga is the most widely practised form of yoga today. B.K.S. Iyengar is the world’s leading yoga teacher, a living legend who has been teaching yoga in his unique way for more than 77 years. Yoga became popular in the modern western world mainly through his teaching. All teachers of Iyengar yoga are trained to the most rigorous standard and undergo a training that lasts at least five years. What to expect from Iyengar yoga class? • Emphasise on correct body alignment which allows the body to work in an anatomically precise way so that the student progresses safely • Correct sequencing which gradually helps to develop strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and relaxation • Accurate timing, longer than in some other styles, allowing tense muscles to lengthen and relax Iyengar yoga is for everyone. You do not need be at the peak of physical fitness to practise asanas – B.K.S. Iyengar developed a range of props, such as wooden bricks, blankets, belts and chairs, which enable every person to improve their asana practice and benefit from it. How can Iyengar Yoga help? By practising yoga asanas you will: • Improve your body posture and bring about a sense of balance and poise • Create mobility and flexibility in your joints and spinal column • Develop physical strength and vitality • Help to relieve any tension, nervous exhaustion or depression • Develop attention, concentration and discipline
Saturday 9.00am - 10.00am Iyengar Yoga class with Natalia
About Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar The world's most widely practised method of yoga is that taught by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar of Pune, India. Born on December 14, 1918, in Bellur, India, he has studied and practised yoga continuously for over 70 years. Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. IyengarIyengar's thorough study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. Having taught for over 75 years in all five continents, he has won worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and has made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, no matter what their physical or mental ability. He continues to set the standard for his teachers and students while his textbooks on yoga have become classics. He is based at and runs the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where his daughter Smt. Geeta and son Sri Prashant Iyengar are also directors. In 2004 BKS Iyengar was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in Time Magazine. There are over 1000 qualified Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK alone, and thousands more in over 40 countries. There are over 20 national Iyengar yoga associations worldwide.