Sri BKS Iyengar, Pune, India
This month we will be featuring different types of yoga and classes around LA. One of my favorite types of yoga is Iyengar. Several years ago I injured my neck and back in a car accident – which is all fine now thanks to the amazing hands of Jean in Boca Raton – but I found that doing some of the faster pace yoga tended to aggravate those old injuries. As it turns out, it’s not the yoga that is the problem, it was that I didn’t know the proper alignment for the poses. Iyengar focuses on each pose maybe doing only 5 or 6 in a class. The teachers really teach
you about the poses and how all parts of your body should be interacting…your ring finger actually plays a role in downard facing dog! In addition to being an excellent way to relieve the tension that locks in the body, Iyengar is a great “how-to” of yoga.
There are classes in studios throughout LA. The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles, which is 100% Iyengar Yoga, is located on La Cienega (between the 10 and Pico), they have many classes and offer 2 Weeks of Unlimited Iyengar Yoga for $27 for new students!
Check out these images of people doing Triangle Pose all over the world!