Iyengar Yoga is named after B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teaching emphasises alignment and precision in the practice of the yogasanas (postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing). He is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on yoga. He has been practicing and teaching for over seventy years.
Yoga is a complete discipline for the mind, body and spirit. Yoga improves posture and increases flexibility and stamina. It also improves the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems. Yoga helps to relieve and reduce stress, and promotes deep relaxation, helping us to access our inner calm and self-confidence, and to live more fully in the present.
The Institute of Iyengar Yoga in Sussex (IIYS) is an organisation of Sussex based teachers and students who study the Iyengar way of practising Yoga. It was established in 1993, and currently has about 100 members, including teachers in East and West Sussex.