what is yoga?

About Yoga

Yoga is defined as restraint of fluctuations in the consciousness. It is the art of studying the behaviour of consciousness, which has three functions cognition, conation or volition, and motion. Yoga shows ways of understanding the functionings of the mind, and helps to quieten their movements, leading one towards the undisturbed state of silence which dwells in the very seat of consciousness. Yoga is the art and science of mental discipline through which the mind becomes cultured and matured. BKS Iyengar.

Iyengar Yoga improves posture, strength, stamina, the ability to concentrate, the ability to relax and breathe clearly, freely and mindfully. Minor ailments are overcome and other health benefits apparent. Iyengar Yoga is a systematic method of teaching, learning and practicing yoga developed by BKS Iyengar.

Iyengar yoga can help you improve your physical, mental and emotional health. It can help you to overcome life's difficulties and to have a postive and contented outlook on life.

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar with his intellectual and spiritual practices has masterminded the techniques which can be used by all practitioners of yoga. Research based experience and experience based research has helped evolve this technique which is now known as Iyengar Yoga. He has therefore made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras.

The use of props, designed by Guruji, helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana and helps those who are unable to do asanas independently to be able to practice. Regular practice of 'Iyengar Yoga' definitely integrates the body, mind and emotions.

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