Classes at Sky Yoga Studio are based on Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga classes in the Lehigh ValleyIyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. His family continues the legacy of his teachings at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Iyengar students from around the world travel to RIMYI to study directly with Geeta, his daughter, Prashant, his son, and Abhijata, his granddaughter. The Iyengar method is firmly based in classical yoga as defined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The fundamental teachings of Iyengar Yoga focus on body alignment, muscular balance, development of strength, and flexibility. Through the use of yoga props, such as blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, and chairs, Iyengar Yoga allows the practice and study of yoga to be accessible to many different body types. Iyengar Yoga begins with the development of physical awareness.
To learn more about BKS Iyengar, the Iyengar family and the Iyengar yoga method, please visit Sky Yogas Resources page. We have listed websites, books, DVDs, online articles and online videos so you can learn more about these inspiring indiviuals and the method of yoga they teach and practice..
Through the study of Iyengar Yoga, the awareness of the physical body opens the door for both emotional and spiritual transformation and growth.
- BKS Iyengar's legacy: What is Iyengar yoga and how is it different? On August 20, 2014, one of the last great gurus passed away, leaving behind a message "I always tell people, live happily and die majestically."
- Geeta Iyengar teaching Uttanasana & Eka Pada Parsva Uttanasana. In Pune at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute on Apr 18, 2013.
- Gentleman-Yogi and international Iyengar Yoga teacher, Dean Lerner, share with us some memories of his beginnings with Yoga and BKS Iyengar. Reflecting on duties, comfort and enlightenment; and above all, on the rewards of a committed intelligent practice.
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"In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt. If the mind is wandering while practicing, then one is not fully present, and there can be no union. Involvement, interpenetration and insight are the required qualities for the practitioner." Geeta Iyenga