Our pledge to you…
No one is too stiff, too out of shape, too stressed, or too old to begin Iyengar yoga. Understanding and helping you is the basis of our teaching methodology. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 845 546 YOGA. to discuss your goals and condition, and she will help you set a course of action for you. All that is required is a willingness to learn and to face your challenges steadily, one step at a time.
Folks who practice Iyengar Yoga get stronger very quickly.
Aches and pains disappear with regular practice, and after a while, Iyengar Yoga students say they are much stronger, more flexible, and have a higher level of endurance.
“Whatever yoga that you learn has to make you a better human being. That’s our foremost Dharma (duty) and Iyengar Yoga definitely is meant for that ultimately. But you can’t start with that. You won’t join a yoga class because you want to live like a lotus flower. You will join a yoga class becauseyou want to get rid of pain, you want to improve your flexibility. So with any aim you can come to a yoga class but once you start your classes; you attend the classes regularly; you take up practice; changes will happen automatically on their own. You just have to have an open mind to see that in hindsight.
Five, six years down the line you look back and you realize this change has happened. Oh! I was more reactive, but now my responses are more controlled. Oh! Iused to be lazy, but now I’m not. So this happens in hindsight. Then you realize how Iyengar Yoga has touched you.
But you cannot start with that aim. ….start with the aim to gain the health, but later once you accept it, yoga makes the transformation possible.”
Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar (from the Dallas Convention 2019.)
“Iyengar’s is the most eyes-wide-open approach. He tells you to see the world for what it is and teaches you as you are. The best definition of Iyengar yoga I can give is that the tool, the body, is used as the tool of consciousness. He hones the body to hone consciousness. He brings the body to a state of awareness making consciousness rise. The body, mind, and spirit, run in harmony. We utilize the body to get greater understanding of the universe, ourselves, and our own internal universe. Other definitions talk about precision and alignment, but clearly this is about the ancient texts of yoga: awakening the individual, realization of that individual within the confines of the universe, and the effort that these flow together to liberation.” Manouso Manos.