is based on Hatha Yoga and was created by B.K.S Iyengar. It focuses on structural alignment by paying great attention to the positioning and actions of the body within the postures. Iyengar yoga is known for its uses of props, such as ropes, belts, blocks, chairs and blankets, which help in performing the asanas correctly while minimising the risk of strain. With the use of these props, Iyengar yoga can be done by people who are stiff, aged, injured and sick. All practitioners, working within their own limits, gain many benefits.
The regular practice of Iyengar yoga reduces stress and brings good health. Iyengar yoga aims to unite the body, mind and spirit. It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.