‘Iyengar Yoga’ is what BKS Iyengar’s followers describe the method that he created. It is deeply rooted in tradition and embraces, physical postures (asana), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and philosophy. Through its practice one develops a strong, flexible body and a clarity of mind. “Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life”. Through the use of props the poses become accessible to everyone and the regular practice of ‘Iyengar Yoga’ integrates the body, mind and emotions.
The Iyengar method is renowned for its clarity, systematic approach and accessibility. Iyengar yoga is characterised by its emphasis on the importance of precision and correct alignment to best reward the body through practise.
It is both a challenging and enjoyable way to learn Yoga and to experience the feeling of balance, vitality and contentment.
The East of Scotland Iyengar Yoga (ESIY) exists to support and connect students of Iyengar yoga, across the East of Scotland. For an annual fee of £15 members automatically belong to Iyengar Yoga UK (IY UK) and receive regular information on local and national events as well as various discounts on equipment and some workshops.
We are a community of more than 80 members including 50 teachers from the far north of Scotland to the Borders, including Inverness, Aberdeen, Tayside and Edinburgh and beyond.
Through our membership of IYUK and connection to the home of Iyengar yoga in Pune, we continue to develop our teaching and learning and joy of yoga.