What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient art, science and philosophy for the well-being of all mankind. In the west the best known form of yoga is Hatha Yoga in which physical postures and the breath are used to move the mind towards meditation. Yoga is not a religion but a deeply spiritual practice that can be done by people of any religion or by those with no religion at all.
Asanas, or physical postures are used to calm and quieten the mind and bring energy, health, and vibrancy to the body. Mr. Iyengar is an internationally renowned Yoga master who lived in Pune, India. He is considered the world’s foremost authority on yoga and in 2004 was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Until shortly before his passing on August 20, 2014 at the age of 95, Mr Iyengar continued to practice, teach & write about yoga daily. The body of work he has created is enormous and has demystified and developed yoga into its most accessible form. People from all over the world and from all types of yoga are continually influenced and inspired by his practice, dedication and knowledge.
The Iyengar Yoga system has developed from over 80 years of dedicated practice, teaching experience and study of classical yoga and medical science. He is the author of the classic texts, Light on Yoga and Light on Pranayama.