Benefits of Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga offers enormous physical, mental and spiritual benefits. In an increasingly busy world, yoga can act as an antidote to the stress of daily life, and many studies have supported the potential of yoga to decrease physical pain and prevent disease. Improved energy levels, strength and emotional wellbeing are just some of the benefits of Iyengar Yoga.
Whenever we find stiffness in the body, our mind should be especially supple. It is never the stiffness in our bodies that limits our practice, it is always the stiffness of our mind.
— Geeta Iyengar
— increases your strength, flexibility and mobility.
In Iyengar Yoga there are a range of poses which have a variety of benefits. Regular practice of standing poses tones and strengthens the body to create a firm foundation. Seated and twisting poses help you to develop better mobility in all the joints.
— improves your energy, vitality and focus.
By practicing yoga in the Iyengar method, you can improve your energy levels, your overall circulation and mental focus. The detail and precision of the Iyengar method has a grounding effect, helping to steady the breath and calm the mind. Many studies have shown that asana and pranayama can help alleviate chronic pain, anxiety and fatigue.
— enhances your posture and balance.
Iyengar Yoga helps you to correct problems with posture, and improve your balance. One-legged poses give you the chance to find your centre of gravity and create a sense of stability in the body. Bringing the body into alignment improves coordination and creates equanimity which then helps to nourish the nervous system and build physical and mental resilience.
— can improve your spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Iyengar Yoga can have positive effects on all aspects of your life. As you progress along the path of yoga, increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills, the benefits of your yoga practice will also deepen.