Yoga is a 2,500 year-old discipline first practiced in India. Yoga asanas (postures) place the body in unique positions such as standing, sitting, twisting, inverting, forward bending, and backward bending to bring about positive effects on the body and the mind.
Yoga is the only form of exercise that massages all organs and glands of the body in a thorough manner including those that hardly get externally stimulated during one's entire lifetime. Yoga compliments and improves everything elso one does in life thus making it the most holistic form of exercise available.
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practising and teaching yoga for more than 75 years. He has made classical yoga approachable for the west. At 90 years of age he continous practising, researching and exploring the subject of yoga. Students from all over the world travel to his center in Puna, India and get advise and inspiration from this living master. Iyengar Yoga centres are located throughout the world and millions of students practise Iyengar Yoga.
In Iyengar Yoga emphasis is placed on precision and alignment in all the asanas(postures). It is exactly this that allows the whole body - the muscles, organs, breath and mind to function at its best. Iyengar Yoga is not just stretching or physical exersice like running etc. It works the body physiologically and psychologically. Classical poses are done with props such as belts, bricks, chairs, blankets etc. if needed. The purpose of props is to help open the body, increase flexibility and stamina. At the same time the body can rejuvenate and relax sick and tired muscles.
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“Relaxation begins from the outer layer of the body and penetrates the deep layers of our existence.”
Yin Yoga is a slower paced style of yoga that helps you access and tap into the deeper connective tissues and fascia of the body. Yoga asanas (postures) are typically held for 3-5 minutes. The practice of Yin Yoga allows us to find stillness in body and mind. It helps to facilitate a peaceful and meditative state. This 4 weeks course is designed to introduce you to all aspects of passive and quiet Yin practice, providing great relaxation and more openness through your body, particularly through the hips, pelvis and lower back where most of the connective tissue is.
Learn how to release and combat stress in your life - the first step to a healthier lifestyle. In this 6 week course you will start your yoga journey and we will teach you the fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga from the beginning.
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