Iyengar yoga is a style of Hatha yoga. Learn the benefits of Iyengar yoga with expert tips from a yoga instructor in this free fitness video.
Hi, my name is Ashley Ludman and I'm here to tell you a little bit about Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar Yoga is a particular style of Hatha Yoga where alignment is emphasized. Mr. Iyengar brought yoga over here to the West in the mid 20th century. He uses props such as blocks, yoga straps and blankets to help the practitioner find correct alignment within various postures or yoga asanas. And, Iyengar Yoga is very particular in its alignment, whereas other styles of yoga, you may find yourself moving more rapidly through posture to posture in different sequences. Iyengar Yoga is very specific in alignment, you may hold postures for an extended period of time to fully understand the alignment of each posture. So just to recap that, Iyengar Yoga came over in the mid 60's and it's a particular form of Hatha Yoga where alignment is emphasized. It's also really good for those of you who need a little bit more attention with structural issues and such. Thanks for joining me.