I have come to appreciate that undertaking a diverse range of exercises, such as provided by Iyengar Yoga, provides important health & strengthening benefits. This tradition is characterised by the practice of asana and pranayama, which emphasise precision, alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the innovative use of props.
An outstanding feature of this approach it that enables people of varying ages, levels of health and fitness to enjoy the benefits which a sustained practice can bring & means that someone can develop strategies applicable to the physical, mental and emotional challenges inherent in contemporary life.
Iyengar Yoga uses asanas or yoga postures as its basis for individual development, to restore natural flexibility to stiff backs, necks and limbs. The emphasis is placed on balancing the dynamic forces within the body through close observation of physical alignment, spinal extension and breath. Asanas are used to tune the mind to be receptive to messages the body is sending. (Iyengar method founder, B.K.S. Iyengar.)
Some Western Australian yoga studios which offer Iyengar & other forms of practice -
Some forthcoming workshops -
Articles outlining benefits of specific yoga asanas for cyclists -