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Some clarifications on Iyengar Yoga.

Just a few days ago we got a letter from B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of the yoga style now called ‘Iyengar Yoga’. In his letter he recommends us to differentiate official Iyengar yoga centres operated by certified Iyengar yoga teacher from other non-official centres on our website http://www.yoga.in.

What is Iyengar Yoga?
Maybe the most practiced yoga style in the world, Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga putting a big emphasis on proper alignment. It is open to all practitioners, as it allows everyone to come into the perfect alignment with the help of so called props such as belts, blocks, or ropes. Iyengar yoga is firmly built on the eight limbs of yoga, as described in the yoga sutras of Patanjali.

B.K.S. Iyengar’s letter points out that “yoga is not a salad dressed with various varieties of masala”.
Today over 2,000 certified Iyengar yoga teachers, in over 40 countries, ensure that the lineage is taken forward, in its pure form.

On yoga.in, on each Iyengar centre page, a note will state if the centre is officially recognized/authorized or not by the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute.

For those of you who are looking for an authorized Iyengar yoga class or course, we invite you to consult this list of certified Iyengar yoga centers in India.

We sincerely thank B.K.S. Iyengar for his remarks.

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