Born in 1918, Mr Iyengar lived in Pune, India, where he practiced yoga every day until he died in 2014 aged 95. He had been teaching since 1936 and developed the Iyengar Yoga system. The technique is primarily physical, emphasising precision in bodily alignment, but the effects are also profound on the mind.
Iyengar Yoga is the most widely practiced method of yoga teaching in the world. The teaching builds strength, flexibility,stamina and balance. It is good for all ages, and every level of fitness and flexibility.
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit the broken pieces together. Yoga allows you to feel an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life. Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed. To a yogi, freedom implies not being battered by the dualities of life, its ups and downs, its pleasures and its suffering. It implies equanimity and ultimately that there is an inner serene core of one’s being that is never out of touch with the unchanging, eternal infinite.”