Iyengar Yoga at About Balance Brighton
Iyengar yoga focuses on correct alignment and precision in movement with the aim of deepening self-awareness. Poses are held initially for a few seconds and as the practice progresses for longer, to enable students to align the body correctly and settle into the pose. This provides beginners with a firm foundation and clear understanding of the key actions in the poses, and more experienced practitioners with the opportunity to deepen and refine their work in the postures.
Poses can be modified and adapted using simple ‘props’ (such as blocks, belts, and blankets) so that everyone can work to their individual ability. Iyengar yoga is for all – young and old, supple and stiff. It refreshes and energises the body whilst calming and soothing the nervous system, bringing a deep sense of wellbeing.
This tradition of yoga was developed by Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), one of the foremost yoga teachers of our times. He dedicated his entire life to the intense and unwavering practice of yoga, studying the asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) in great depth, and taught throughout the world for over 70 years.