ABOUT BKS IYENGAR YOGA
About BKS Iyengar and Iyengar Yoga
BKS Iyengar developed a vigorous form of hatha yoga based on the ancient text that emphasizes a balance of strength, flexibiliy and endurance called Iyengar Yoga.
Iyengar yoga reaches correct alignment of the spine and limbs in all the poses. Many common ailments including back and neck pain, poor digestion, tension, fatigue, menstrual problems and arthritis are prevented or relieved by the regular practice of yoga. To quote BKS Iyengar, “Yoga has a three-fold impact on health. It keeps healthy people healthy, aids recovery from ill health and inhibits the development of diseases.”
Mr. Iyengar pioneered the use of props such as belts, blankets, blocks and other wooden objects, bolsters and chairs to help students achieve precise postures safely and completely according to their particular body type and needs.
About The BKS Iyengar Association of Southern California
The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California (IYASC) is a non-profit educational organization that coordinates the activities of Iyengar Yoga in Southern California. It owns and operates the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA).
IYASC is an affiliate with the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS), committed to the dissemination and promotion of the art, science and philosophy of Yoga according to the teachings of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. Our local association does much of the behind the scenes work necessary to provide our yoga community with quality instruction and support for a solid practice.
IYASC sponsors quarterly events (free to all members) aimed at sharing information about B.K.S. Iyengar and his work, highlighting topics in Indian culture, and bringing together the community. The association sponsors members’ workshops, parties, movie nights, and other events. It has a lending library of books and videos on the teachings of Iyengar yoga. In addition, the association publishes a newsletter two times a year. For more information about the BKS Iyengar method of Hatha yoga visit their website.