Iyengar Yoga is the world's most widely practiced form of yoga. It is made accessible to a broad number of individuals, irrespective of physical ability, using a methodical, progressive approach, with an emphasis on safety for the student.Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar first introduced the use of props to asana practice (postures) to allow all students to reach the optimum, in terms of alignment allowing them to build strength in a controlled and safe manner, now copied widely amongst other yoga practioners. This makes Iyengar Yoga ideal for everyone from serious sports enthusiasts, looking to improve their stamina, injury prevention or to regain strength after injury, to the everyday person broadening their physical fitness or improving varied aspects of their life. B.K.S. Iyengar lived in Pune, in India until his death August 20th 2014 at the age of 95, where his daughter, Geeta & son, Prashant teach at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, R.I.M.Y.I.
“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.”
- B.K.S. Iyengar