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Types of Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar yoga is style of hatha yoga that was developed by renowned yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar. Based on Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, Iyengar yoga utilizes 200 different poses and 14 types of pranayama (breath work) to achieve balance and increase self-awareness. While the poses and the technique involved is very specific, modifications and variations make it possible for anyone to practice Iyengar yoga—regardless of skill level.


In a typical Iyengar yoga class, you can expect to move through poses slowly and deliberately, with a strong focus on alignment. The intention of iyengar yoga is to increase your flexibility within each pose, and in the process evolve to a more advanced level of practice. This systemized approach allows beginner yogis to gradually progress to intermediate variations of the iyengar yoga poses, deepening their practice and encouraging the following health benefits.


Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Yogis seeking to deepen their practice
Who it’s not for
  • Iyengar yoga is for everyone
How it will help you
  • Builds strength and flexibility
  • Improves alignment and posture
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Increases self-awareness
How it will not help you
  • May not increase cardio
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Iyengar Yoga: Alignment, Balance, Strength, and Flexibility

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What Is Iyengar Yoga: Improve Body Alignment With Long Poses & Props

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Questions about Iyengar Yoga

What is the difference between Iyengar and Vinyasa?

What is the difference between Hatha Yoga and Iyengar yoga?

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