Iyenger Yoga Teacher Training, Workshops and Drop-in Classes at Shiva Yoga Peeth
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga is a style that focuses on the proper alignment of the body in various asanas of yoga. This style of yoga is more than just exercise; this step by step process leads you to mental and physical well being. The process leads the body, mind and soul to unite in a state that gives a feeling of completeness; of wholeness. The asanas are based on the philosophy of Sage Patanjali, the author of Ashtanga Yoga. In Ashtanga Yoga, asanas are the third step of yoga. They make the body flexible and ready for the next level of Ashtanga Yoga by regulating breathing and bringing on mental awareness.
The Iyengar system of asanas was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar; established with solid roots from Ashtanga Yoga teachings. This style of yoga creates a direct impact on the concentration, meditation, flexibility, awareness, strength and well being. It is proven that Iyengar yoga makes the body and mind stronger. Uniquely, in this style of yoga the poses are done while the performer is standing. It is necessary to have strict training in Iyengar Yoga if you are hoping to be able to teach in this style of yoga. This allows you to offer continual correctional assistance to students when mistakes are made in the asanas. Observations of body movements is important for the teacher to analyze the progression of students.
Benefits of Iyengar Yoga
- Improves concentration and awareness
- Maintain balance and strength
- Successful in curing body injuries
- Cures mental depression
- Increases body flexibility
- Increases concentration and awareness
- Improve overall stamina
- Control over high blood pressure & immune deficiency
Sample List of Iyengar Asanas
Learn Iyengar Yoga at Shiva Yoga Peeth
Swami Sudhir Anand, founder of Shiva Yoga Peeth, is a well known yogi who has guided and taught many yoga seekers to acquire yogic knowledge. Shiva Yoga Peeth is a registered organization with the Government of India and Yoga Alliance International, USA. The institute has become a center in India to promote yoga and spirituality. Apart from standard Yoga Teacher Training courses, there are research activities going on to prove and spread the impact and effectiveness of yoga in human life throughout the world. Shiva Yoga Peeth offers the ambiance required to expand the yogic knowledge and the atmosphere to learn yoga with ease. There are three Yoga Centers in India located in Dharamsala, Rishikesh and Goa.