Alignment and ‘Iyengar Yoga’ are quite synonyms. Alignment is probably the most characterizing hallmark of Iyengar Yoga. The principle of Alignment is closely related to principles like: balance, symmetry, precision and harmony – all are fundamental principles in yoga practice. When I wanted to be assessed for my last certificate, Guruji Iyengar requested I send […]
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Translated by Nicola Espinosa ¿Qué es Ahimsā? Ahimsa –el primer yama en el Ashtanga Yoga de Patanjali- a veces es interpretado como ‘no matar’, pero el espectro de Ahimsa es mucho más amplio. Vyasa, el primer y más respetado comentarista de Patanjali, escribe que Ahimsa es la […]
As a preview to Eyal’s visit the Peru, he was asked for an interview on the site mantrasurbanos. The interview was published in Spanish and the following is the English version. How did I arrive to the path of Yoga Place and date of birth Current place of residence and main activity Higher education How, when […]
On the practice of Ahimsa What is Ahimsa? Ahimsa – the first yama in Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga, is sometimes interpreted as not killing – but the spectrum of Ahimsa is much wider. Vyasa, Patanjali’s first and most authoritative commentator writes that Ahimsa is the complete cessation of all hostility as well as the cessation of […]
The Props for Yoga series of guides document standard and innovative usages of props. Props are accessories used to enhance and improve the practice of yoga. The simple, standard props like yoga mats, blankets, belts, blocks, chairs and bolsters are used extensively by yoga practitioners. […]
The book “Light on Yoga” contains 602 photos, it’s a treasure trove because Guruji’s photos are inspirational. However, because the book covers so many asanas it’s difficult to find a photo of a specific asana. In order to help with quickly finding […]
According to yoga, human consciousness (Citta) is comprised of three components: Ahaṃkāra – sense of self – or ego Manas – mind (in a limited sense) Buddhi – intelligence The ahaṃkāra is the self-identified component. This is the component that creates […]
Sutra II.47 of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali says: prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar in his Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translates this as follows: Perfection in an Asana is achieved when the effort to perform […]
Eyal’s article on his books Props for Yoga, published at the Magazine of the AEYI Asociacion Española de Yoga Iyengar. It’s in Spanish.
People are attracted to yoga practice for many different reasons. Some because of certain pain they suffer (their doctor told them: try yoga); some in order to “keep fit”; some to enhance their concentration level at work; while others embark on yoga to become more peaceful and calm. In the beginning, yoga could be just […]