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Iyengar® technique yoga is gentle and slow. Iyengar utilises props like blocks, straps, and chairs to help you move your body into the proper alignment. There are yoga poses to target just about every core muscle.
With yoga, you don't build arm strength with free weights or machines, but with the weight of your own body. Some poses, like the plank, spread your weight equally between your arms and legs. Others, like the crane and crow poses, challenge your arms even more by making them support your full body weight. Yoga poses stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. With regular practice, they'll improve your flexibility.
Through yoga once you feel that your body is stable, the mind clear of thoughts – the stage is set to slip into meditation effortlessly. By this, we mean that just like we can’t force ourselves to sleep until it happens on its own, even meditation cannot be forced or done with effort. It just happens and you simply glide through it. It’s not only the experience during meditation that matters but how you feel after. The mind becomes quieter and unperturbed, and you find yourself much more in control of things.
All these practices combined together can help switch the mind from a state of turbulence to tranquillity. The mind doesn’t shut off but it does stop chattering, letting you be 100% in the moment and enjoying it completely.
The Certification Mark was introduced by BKS Iyengar in 2004 for all those trained and qualified to teach the Iyengar method of yoga.
It is the mark of a genuine Iyengar yoga teacher.
The CM is a logo of BKS Iyengar in Natarajasana in front of a stylised image of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) building in Pune.
This logo is an emblem to show that your teacher is trained and qualified to teach the method of yoga evolved by BKS Iyengar.
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