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ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar

Originating in India over 5000 years ago, yoga is both a technique for keeping the body fit and healthy and a philosophy.

Yoga, according to B.K.S.Iyengar is characterised by the practice of postures(asanas) and breathing (pranayama) all done with rigour, intensity and precision. These basic principles allow one to develop better physical and mental balance.

The teaching is progressive and adapted to the physical capabilities of each person.

The use of belts, blocks and blankets assist in the learning process. These props were developed by Mr Iyengar through his practice and teachings.

Mr Iyengar wrote and published many books, the most famous being: Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama and Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

 

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Why Iyengar Yoga

Over the years I have had a few accidents/incidents which left me with a number of herniated discs and a damaged vertebrae.

I have always been a fit person since childhood. My life was full of horse riding, ballet, athletics and living in a  rural area, I spent a lot of time on farms running around and climbing mountains. 

We were always active!

I was exposed to Eastern thought when I was about 16, but only started with yoga in my 30's. I did a Hatha yoga teacher training course and then one marvellous day discovered Iyengar Yoga. 

It is now 25 years since and I am a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and have been teaching and living in Singapore all these years.

After one accident I was told I would not be able to do a headstand, but after much practice I was doing them in no time at all! I no longer have herniated discs and am literally taller than before I started Iyengar Yoga.

My gratitude to Peter Thomson, (Senior Iyengar teacher) for taking me on as a student and helping me find my way to responsibility and accountability, for encouraging me to find my heart and open to life.

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