“One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” ~ Yoga Sutra I.14
The traditional poses are performed with the help of a chair. This is especially helpful for those that have balance issues or musculoskeletal diseases or injuries. It's a good form for arthritis, fibromyalgia, RSD, CREST, and heart disease. Some poses are performed on the floor. This class is beneficial to all age groups.
This class teaches the fundamental techniques of the basic yoga postures with an emphasis on alignment and symmetry. Yoga poses are held from 20 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the skill and experience of the practitioner. Iyengar yoga builds strength and increases confidence.
For all practitioners of all ages and experience. Poses are done on the floor with multiple props. Very few poses are done in any given class as the poses are held for longer periods of time. Gentle movement of the body is also included with a focus on breath.
Hatha Yoga description: Traditional hatha yoga is a holistic yogic path, including disciplines, physical postures (asana), purification procedures (shatkriya), poses (mudra), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. The hatha yoga predominantly practiced in the West consists of mostly asanas understood as physical exercises. It is also recognized as a stress-reducing practice.