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IYENGAR YOGA IN GROSSETO

Iyengar yoga is probably the best known and widely practiced system of Hatha Yoga today. Based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar, this type of yoga is most concerned with postural body alignment in order to obtain the maximum benefits from the poses.

Detailed instructions and a strong emphasis on standing poses are the distinguishing keys used to develop strength, flexibility, concentration and a better posture. A strong focus is given to create space in the joints and to reestablish spinal alignment in the body with a detailed and symmetric workout.

Unlike more experiential approaches where students are encouraged to independently "find their way" to the poses by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar Yoga class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected. Everyone can practice this type of yoga, at any age with tremendous physical and mental benefits.

Typical of this type of yoga is also the use of props, such as blocks and belts to increase the benefits coming from the postures and to accommodate any special needs. In this way Iyengar yoga offers an excellent training for people seeking fitness as well as therapy for chronic ailments. With a constant practice, movements become fluid, precise and coordinated with breath. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.

Based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra, Iyengar yoga is a perfect integration of the philosophy of yoga with the practice of the postures (asanas). This is an intense yoga practice that builds a precise and detailed awareness of body movement and brings you physical health, energy and spiritual transformation.

"The body is the instrument through which spiritual aims are achieved.” BKS Iyengar