What Are The Benefits Of Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga has a profound effect on the body and the mind. When yoga postures are practised with the principles which BKS Iyengar discovered ie correct alignment and with attention to specific areas of the body to wake up and use hitherto unused areas of the body, the postures become much easier to perform (effortless effort).
Your body will become stronger, more balanced and free from years of accumulated tension. Posture is greatly improved and with continued practise your body will be realigned and comfortable. Your breathing will improve as emphaisis is on opening the chest and supporting the lungs and heart. As a consequence, the breath becomes steadier and the mind calmer. Iyengar yoga will teach you how to consciously relax and will help you to feel rested but at the same time energised.
You may experience a whole range of health benefits. For example students often report relief from backache, shoulder and neck problems and other aches and pains. They also report relief from respiratory or digestive problems and sleeping difficulties amongst other health issues.