Yoga is a systematic form to teach a man to be directed with meticulousness and efficacy in search of the divinity that is found in its interior. There are different types of Yoga and they all have in common that they are relaxing benefiting both the physical and mind.
The Iyengar is a type of yoga that helps develop a healthy lifestyle, and a good posture balance and relaxation through constant practice and careful of a series of movements called asanas. The system Iyengar was created by the Indian master B. K. S. Iyengar, one of the most famous world yogis. His scientific approach on how to align the muscles and skeleton, has revolutionized the way of teaching yoga in the West.
The alignment is the most important of this method and refers both to the alignment of the bones and joints that act as guides to achieve a better balance with less work the muscles. This wins more stable positions with less effort. Otherwise the correct alignment improves circulation.
Starting with a good alignment, there are three fundamental points that are important:
- Accuracy: These alignments and symmetries to achieve correct posture and healthy.
- The intensity: Getting an intense practice and individual settings.
- Dynamism: While you are practicing the postures are executed every detail.
In practice Iyengar Yoga includes the use of some elements that are helpful such as: bricks, belts, blankets, pillows cylindrical shape, etc. Thus, when a person can not make a stand either for lack of skill or force, one of these elements may be used as support. Furthermore, elements allow the practitioner to remain in the positions for a long time because this is what allows the benefits they may move in both organic and mental depth.
In principle, Yoga is a philosophy, art, science and therapy which aims to bodily health, peace of mind and balance of mind. In the Iyengar Yoga asanas should be performed with concentration and being aware of each movement. In practice the emphasis is on refinement, precision and concentration in each of the poses.
On the other hand, the asanas they are utilized and the form of called respiration “Pranayama”, the respiration Pranayama and the concentration in the poses they carry to a state of meditation. Therefore to this style of Yoga it is defined like meditation in movement.
During the first lessons the teacher focuses on the perfection of the poses and after several classes can include breathing techniques (Pranayama) and the concentration. Those who suffer from back problems or have suffered some kind of accident can benefit from this type of yoga, since being so precise movements reduces the risk of strokes and lugs.
In this kind of practice every detail is important and essential to assemble a final form that is ideal, perfect and very neat in every position. In addition, the student always works body maximum level allowed.
While practice is very intense, the demand level of intensity and adapts to the abilities of each student, so those who practice vary in age and physical condition and is often used as Therapeutic Yoga, For having demonstrated its effectiveness as a supplement to treat diseases and disabilities, imbalances and organ malfunctions besides a psychological disorder.
According to Iyengar Yoga “Must observe and correct the posture of the body with the aid of millions of eyes that have shaped cells.”