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Frequently asked questions(FAQs) in General
  • Who can practice "Iyengar Yoga"?
  • Does "Iyengar Yoga" involve only asanas and pranayama?
  • Is Iyengar Yoga very tough and demanding?
  • Will I be able to do Yoga if I am very stiff?
  • Who can teach me "Iyengar Yoga"?
  • How can I become an "Iyengar Yoga" teacher?

  • Who can practice "Iyengar Yoga"?
    People of any age can practice "Iyengar Yoga". An "Iyengar Yoga" teacher will always ensure that the students are totally involved (physically, mentally and emotionally) in their practice.

    Introducing yoga to children develops in them the attributes of courage, concentration and determination. Children can be playfully introduced to yoga but they should never be forced as this can damage their spine. They should be taught the yamas and niyamas with the help of stories and anecdotes.

    Guruji was the first to introduce yoga to schools in India. Now yoga is part of the curriculum of the ICSE board and most of it is Iyengar yoga. Iyengar yoga is a regular course at many International universities including University of California, Riverside.

    Yoga is a gift to older people when the recuperative power of the body is declining and resistance to illness is weakened.

    Will I be able to do Yoga if I am very stiff ?
    A lay observer may feel that a person who is more flexible can perform yogasana better than a person who is stiff. However, this is not true. By regular practice, one can strive towards perfection in the asana where the effort to perform it becomes effortless.

    Who can teach me "Iyengar Yoga" ?
    Certified "Iyengar Yoga" teachers are present in almost 35 countries in the world. You can find a teacher close to you through the teacher's directory. A good book is also a good teacher. Interactive CD-ROMS are also available.

    Is Iyengar Yoga very tough and demanding ?
    "Iyengar Yoga" is definitely not meant for a casual practitioner. It is not tough but it is demanding. A student is expected to be totally (physically, mentally and emotionally) involved during his/her practices.

    Does "Iyengar Yoga" involve only asanas and pranayama?
    "Iyengar Yoga" teaches all the 8 aspects of astanga yoga: Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

    Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar has been teaching us how the performance of an asana needs disciplines encoded by yama and niyama, how the body needs to be guided in asana, the role of the breath (pranayama), how the complete involvement of the senses of perception (pratyahara) and total concentration (dharana and dhyana) help to attain samadhi.

    How can I become an "Iyengar Yoga" teacher?
    One needs to be a good student before becoming a teacher. Yoga is a subject where you are dealing with the human body and mind. Teaching is a major responsibility and an average student needs 3 to 5 years of learning before considering teaching even beginners.

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    " Intelligence should be uniform in all the postures."