B.K.S. Iyengar is the yoga master behind the practice that bears his name.
HE was born in 1918 and began to teach yoga in 1935. His health problems promptingdevelop Iyengar yoga in an attempt to counteract the effects of tuberculosis on his body.
Over the years, his style of yoga has become increasingly popular and is still taught today in many areas of the world. 👏
In addition, most forms of yoga strive to accomplish a certain purpose through a series of asanas or poses.
In Iyengar yoga, the purpose is:
to realign the body and bring it back into a state of physical balance
THE GENTLE SHIFT from one pose to another allows the body to naturally regain its balance and realign the physical aspects of the body. As the student advances, breathing techniques are incorporating to enhance the experience and then bring balance to a much deeper and spiritual level.
are performed from standing, seated, supine and bending positions.The tadasana poses are performed while the individual is standing. After stretching the arms upward, they are crossed in front of or in back of the body or allowed to remain at their sides.
Each post provides strategic movements that help to realign the spine..
...and musculoskeletal structures within the body. 👍
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE of Iyengar yoga is to bring the body back into physical alignment. As the body is realigned,it is believed the emotional and spiritual bodies will also begin to realign themselves.
After that, by using specific poses in conjunction with breathing techniques, the body begins to eliminate obstructionsand imbalances and allows the body to gravitate back to a more natural position.
In other words, as the student becomes more adept at the physical poses, they will begin to incorporate breathing techniques or Pranayama.
Pranayama is the act of breathing that allows the body to utilize every motion to its fullest. The body will begin to adjust to the asanas faster and more completely when the breathing techniques are introduced.
Yoga has become synonymous with relaxation and meditation
Few people realize, however, the vast number of benefits yoga can provide. Its ability to realign and balance the body can create a solid foundation for health that prevents several different types of chronic illness.
the HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM by improving circulation and increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. It also can dramatically increase the physical strength of an individual due to the resistance placed on the muscles and tissues.
Iyengar yoga fosters balance and helps the body regain natural vitality. The breathing techniques and muscle control used within the practice of yoga also benefits the mind. It allows for clearer thinking and better memory recall. Relaxation allows the mind to slow down and process information much more completely and efficiently.
Yoga is not only for the body 🙅
In conclusion, It can be a TRULY UPLIFTING AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, improving the mind, and boosting the emotions. Its ability to help the body regain balance applies not only to the physical level, but every level of the human organism.
Nothing that you see today will be the same in a year☀