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Ever wonder about the healing powers of Yoga? National Geographic.com share some great info in the article below:

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Did you know yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years? Discover this and other interesting facts about about this ancient art.

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How Iyengar Yoga Benefits the Body

by: Suzanne Zilkowsky

Iyengar yoga is based on principles of Ashtanga yoga, with an emphasis on improving stamina, flexibility, concentration, and balance. Meditation is closely intertwined with the asanas (poses). Yama, the first principle, emphasizes abstinence from violence, which helps the body resist cravings and materialistic desires. The second principle, Niyama, emphasizes cleansing the body and mind of stress caused by unfulfilled desires. The third principle is based on the asanas, which help the body improve strength and flexibility and combat physical malaise. The fourth principle, Pranayama, emphasizes deep, slow breathing. Pratyahara and Dhyana, the other principles incorporated into Iyenga yoga, emphasize quieting the mind and achieving unity with the divine. Proper alignment of the asanas is extremely important for Iyengar yoga, and many of the poses used are found in other types of yoga. There is, however, no regular progression of the asanas. Each pose is followed by the “child’s pose,” a very relaxing, calming pose. Iyengar yoga makes use of various props so that everyone can perform the poses as competently as possible. Since the child’s pose is used between other poses, Iyengar yoga does not provide as strong a cardiovascular workout as other yoga forms. Nonetheless, it provides an excellent strength and flexibility workout while teaching very effective breathing and meditation techniques.

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5 Star: Pete S. "Absolutely love this studio and Kelly.  Her knowledge base and experience are exceptional. In a..."

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