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Iyengar Yoga
Religious origins: Hinduism
Regional origins: Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India
Founding Guru: B.K.S. Iyengar
Mainstream popularity: Growing from the late 20th century
Practice emphases: great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment with the use of props
Derivative forms:
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Sivananda Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Hinduism (Sanskrit: eternal law; in Hindi also known as ), is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. ... Puṇe (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Guru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A photograph of B.K.S. Iyengar B.K.S. Iyengar, (aka Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar) born Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, December 14, 1918, in India, is founder of Iyengar Yoga and one of the most respected yoga teachers in the world. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Body alignment is, simply, the dynamic placement of the bones so that the muscle system does less work. ... Sivananda Yoga is a non-proprietary form of hatha yoga. ... The term ashtanga means eight limbs. ...

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"Yoga is not a religion, yoga is the science of religions" B.K.S. Iyengar (Light on Yoga)

Iyengar Yoga, created by B.K.S. Iyengar, is a form of yoga known for its use of props, such as belts and blocks, as aids in performing asanas (postures). It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration (Dharana) and meditation (Dhyana). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1244x1999, 1278 KB) Legs constrained with belts and a bolster in an Iyengar Yoga pose. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1244x1999, 1278 KB) Legs constrained with belts and a bolster in an Iyengar Yoga pose. ... A woman practising hatha yoga Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is a family of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... A photograph of B.K.S. Iyengar B.K.S. Iyengar, (aka Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar) born Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, December 14, 1918, in India, is founder of Iyengar Yoga and one of the most respected yoga teachers in the world. ... A woman practising hatha yoga Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is a family of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ... Eka-Pada-Rajakapotasana or Single Legged Pidgeon Asana is Sanskrit for seat. It is no accident that this word be chosen to describe the posture of Yoga. ... Patañjali, is the compiler of the Yoga Sutra, a major work containing aphorisms on the practical and philosophical wisdom regarding practice of Raja yoga. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Dharana (Pronounced Dhaaranaa, with a voiced, aspirated dh) is the sixth of the eight steps of Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga. ... Dhyāna is a term in Sanskrit which refers to a type or aspect of meditation. ...


Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well being. Iyengar Yoga is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well being[1]. Hatha Yoga posture performed at a Hindu temple. ...


Iyengar Yoga is characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Iyengar pioneered the use of "props" such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps, and even sand bags, which function as aids allowing beginners to experience asanas more easily and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. Props also allow tired or ill students to enjoy the benefits of many asanas via fully "supported" methods requiring less muscular effort. Body alignment is, simply, the dynamic placement of the bones so that the muscle system does less work. ... Eka-Pada-Rajakapotasana or Single Legged Pidgeon Asana is Sanskrit for seat. It is no accident that this word be chosen to describe the posture of Yoga. ...


Standing poses are emphasized in Iyengar Yoga. They build strong legs, increase general vitality, and improve circulation, coordination and balance, ensuring a strong foundation for study of more advanced poses.


Unlike more experiential approaches where students are encouraged to independently "find their way" to the asanas by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar Yoga class is highly verbal and didactic, with misalignments and errors actively corrected. Iyengar has trained thousands of teachers, who complete 2-5 years of rigorous training for the introductory level of certification (higher-level certification may take a decade or more).


The center of Iyengar Yoga is the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute located in Pune, India. Puṇe (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ...


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References

  1. ^ B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga FAQ, 2006

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