HOW DOES A YOGA CLASS WORK?
The teacher proposes poses (asanas) in a sequence including progressive steps.
This allows each and every participant (option: student) to move on according to her/his own rhythm, needs and abilities.
The teacher shows and explains each asana in all its details and follows each student’s progression in a personalised way. Asanas are organised by family type: Standing asanas, Sitting asanas, Forward-bends, Backbends, Inversions, Twists and each class ends up with a Relaxation asana aimed at deeply releasing physical and mental tensions.
Relaxation/recuperation asana sequences and breathing exercises allow for a deep physical and mental relaxation.
What is Yoga props ?
Mr. Iyengar has incorporated the use of props in the yoga practice to help the body attain the correct positions as required.
Yoga props are designed to assist with correct yoga practice and to alignment whilst avoiding strain. The use of props helps to increase one’s understanding of yoga asanas and makes yoga practice more accessible to all.
The commonly used props in the Iyengar yoga are chairs, wooden blocks, belts and blankets.
These props help the student to support or adjust oneself in the various postures so that they can move through the entire range of motions in a safe and effective manner