The Iyengar Method of yoga is an innovative style of teaching, characterized by an alert practice, precise direction, alignment and depth. Emphasis is placed on concentrated effort in the practice of asana (poses), while incorporating the science of sequencing and timing.
Clear and safe instructions in the study of pranayama (regulation of the breath) leads to meditative states. Principles of yoga philosophy are inextricably linked to the teaching. The effects of the practice are felt in daily life.
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar is a legendary yoga master in both the East and West. Through his continuous practice of yoga for well over 75 years, comes an in-depth approach to the science, art and philosophy of yoga. He has created an impact on the world through his teachings, flowering in dedicated teachers and centers around the world. His students coined the term "Iyengar Yoga". The world-famous author of “Light on Yoga”, he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
“Research based experience” and “experience based research” have helped him in evolving this technique which is now known as “Iyengar Yoga”. He has therefore made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. (More: www.bksiyengar.com)
Below: An excerpt from a film tribute shown in Boston during Yogacharya BKS Iyengar’s Light On Life tour of the United States in 2005.