CELEBRATE JOY THIS SEASON - Workshop
Saturday 14th December
Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Venue: Broadlands Farm, South Ascot.
The workshop is suitable for all levels - beginners are welcome.
An indepth analysis of postures and an introduction to inversions.
Time: Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: Broadlands Farm, South Ascot
8 week Winter Term
2nd October - 27th November
Term Fee / £88.00
Drop-in / £14.00 per class
Please check if there is space available before you drop-in.
This class gives special attention to creating space for better breathing and joint lubrication to remove age related stiffness.
Time: Tuesday 5:30 - 6:15pm
Venue: Schroder Court, Englefield Green
WHAT DISTINGUISHES IYENGAR YOGA FROM OTHER STYLES OF YOGA
Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.
In summary, the Iyengar method of Yoga may be said to define itself as different from other styles of Yoga by 3 key elements, namely technique, sequence and timing:
Technique: means that in practice one learns ever finer adjustments in the alignment of how one performs one's asana and pranayama.
Sequence: refers to the sequences in which asana and pranayama are practiced. For example, by varying which postures are practiced after which, the mental and emotional effects of the practice can be intensified in a manner not otherwise possible in order to bring about changes to the whole being including one's spiritual evolution.
Timing: refers to the length of time spent in postures or pranayama. Postures cannot be done swiftly or without awareness. It takes time to move into a posture and become stable. When this has been achieved then one remains stable for some time to intensify the depth of the posture and so extract its benefit. Otherwise the potential effects and benefits remain small compared to what is possible.