Iyengar yoga is a method of hatha yoga which was developed (and continues to evolve) from the lifelong dedicated practice of its creator, BKS Iyengar. It is recognized for its exploration of poses as they relate to our physical, emotional, spiritual, physiological, and psychological nature.
Yoga is classified as a darsana which is a philosophy based in experience rather than theory. The Yoga Co-op offers classes to guide students in their study of Iyengar yoga.
Classes are composed of sequences of asanas (postures) carefully arranged to help each student develop strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, as well as a sense of well-being.
Physical alignment is important, so props are used to help students achieve their best posture safely. Props help students increase their range of motion, their time working in each pose, and their confidence and understanding of the pose.
Yoga practice is all-inclusive! By bringing every cell of our body to attention in each pose, we are able to truly fully live/experience in the present.
II.46. sthira sukham asanam
Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.B.K.S. Iyengar - Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali