A style or school of hatha yoga that focuses on alignment, symmetry and technique. This style of yoga also relies a lot on props: wood blocks, benches, chairs, sandbags, blankets, bolsters and straps as a support system to achieve greater symmetry and extension in the posture. It is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the West.
This yoga style, developed by B.K.S Iyengar, stresses understanding the body and how it works. It is noted for attention to detail and precise alignment of postures, achieved with the use of props - such as straps, blankets, wooden blocks, and chairs. Each pose is held for a longer amount of time than in most other yoga styles.
is Yoga practised with the teachings of BKS Iyengar. Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar with his intellectual and spiritual practices has masterminded many techniques which can be used by all practitioners of yoga. "Research based experience" and "experience based research" has helped him in evolving "Iyengar Yoga". He has therefore made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. The use of props, such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana.