Iyengar Yoga, created by B.K.S. Iyengar, is a form of yoga known for its use of props, such as belts and blocks, as aids in performing asanas (postures).
Iyengar Yoga focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. It aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. This discipline is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well-being.
For over 60 years, B.K.S. Iyengar has developed a remarkable, innovative and inspired approach to the classical hatha yoga. Through his own vigorous practice, careful study of the earliest available texts, and instruction of thousands of students from all over the world, he has reached back to the roots of yoga and brought forth a revitalization of the ancient art of yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar is the author of Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, The Art of Yoga, The Tree of Yoga, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and more. Click here to visit his official site.
Yoga as taught by the Iyengars and at The Iyengar Yoga Center of Boulder, emphasizes the integration of the body, mind and spirit. The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patajali in his classic treatise, The Yoga Sutras. Iyengar yoga emphasizes precise body alignment, development of strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, as well as concentration and meditation.