There are many benefits of practicing yoga. The benefits range from healing chronic
injuries to keeping the body strong to avoid future injuries. Some of the benefits are listed below:
and/or prevent computer-related injuries (back, neck, repetitive stress
concentration and emotional stability
strength in every muscle in the body
posture—as muscle tone and flexibility improve, correct posture is
the organs of the body
various conditions, such as blood pressure, arthritis, and depression
excess body fat
and improve the digestive and respiratory systems
and relieve pain associated with menstruation
There are many therapeutic aspects of the poses. This very often will eliminate chronic
problems caused by injury or aging.
Iyengar yoga emphasizes correct alignment. The use of props, such as blankets, straps, and blocks help to
align the body and to allow those who may have limitations to do the postures
safely and effectively.
B.K.S. Iyengar (http://www.iynaus.org/IyengarYoga/BKS/biography.aspx)
has dedicated his life to the practice and teachings of yoga. He has systemized
over 200 classical yoga Asanas (Physical postures. What most people think of when they hear the
word “yoga”. It is a scientific system
of exercise and physical discipline that promotes physical and mental well
being) and 14 different types of Pranayamas (Breath control. Breathing
practices that promote a balanced, at ease mind), from the simple to the
The poses are structured and categorized to allow a beginner to progress safely from the basic postures
to the most advanced to develop strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and
sensitivity in the mind, body and spirit.
Mr. Iyengar’s technique is unique to other types of yoga in the frequent
use of props (Props are objects such as blocks, chairs, blankets, straps, and bolsters. These
help aid the student in performing the postures, to make them more comfortable,
to create correct alignment, or to deepen the posture). Props enable students to work in a range of
motion that is safe and help to effectively align the body.
Iyengar yoga is based on a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. Highly therapeutic, this technique helps to
refine your poses which will train the mind to become more alert and focused.
Who should do yoga?
Everyone! There are
poses specifically designed for ALL people of any age, with any physical
limitation: strong or weak, young or old.
Poses can range from simple to complex, depending on the students’ practice. Iyengar yoga classes are unique in that they
are taught for all levels of students in one class. The instructor is trained to know how to alter poses, as
Almost everyone has some sort of complaint in the body. WHY NOT USE YOGA TO EASE THE PAIN AND TO
ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM!?
- Mothers. Those who are mothers of babies and
young children who experience pain in the shoulders, neck, arms, back
hurt. Yoga is great during
pregnancy as well! There
are postures that will aid in delivery and also to get the body back in
shape once the baby arrives.
- Musicians. Playing instruments for many hours can
create tension in the body. Don’t
quit playing! Yoga can help to
heal the problems so you can play again!
who use computers. Not
only is ergonomics important, but also doing poses that counteract hours
of sitting and typing. This will
help to heal and to avoid repetitive-stress injuries.
- Athletes. Golfers, tennis players,
competitive-team players. Yoga
helps to keep the body healthy and happy so you can continue to play!
ELSE who does anything throughout the day causing
your body pain.
You can avoid surgery. You can avoid taking meds.
Use Yoga to heal your body.