Iyengar Yoga Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga, is based on giving primacy to the equilibrium and alignment of the physical body by the use of Asanas, proper alignment allows the body to develop harmoniously in an anatomically proper way. The practice of Iyengar Yoga will produce the eliminating of tension, easing chronic pain, increasing vitality among other benefits.

B.K.S. Iyengar developed this yoga style after studying with the yoga guru Krishnamacharya, Iyengar Yoga wants to generate the integration of the mind, body and spirit and is based on the eight limbs of Yoga Sutras by Pata˝jali.

Iyengar Yoga is a great technique of Yoga for working on your physical and mental health. Iyengar pioneered the use of props such as straps, blankets, bolsters, wooden blocks, and chairs to achieve postures, the purpose of the props is to assist the student in attaining ideal alignment, additionally the props are very helpful for anyone with disabilities or structural imbalances.

Iyengar Yoga is distinguished for the close attention paid to details and the precise alignment of Asanas. The postures are taught carefully and in a sequential way, each Asana is held for a longer period of time than in other schools of yoga, giving as a result a state of focused calm.

Iyengar is appropriate for all people, regardless of physical condition, skill, or age; anyone can learn Iyengar Yoga.

Other types of Yoga include:

Hatha yoga
Vinyasa yoga
Ashtanga yoga
Iyengar yoga
Kundalini yoga
Bikram yoga
Kripalu yoga
Sivananda yoga
Raja yoga
Mantra yoga
Purna yoga
Bhakti yoga
Jnana yoga
Karma yoga