WELCOME TO THE ARKANSAS IYENGAR YOGA COMMUNITY
Yoga Is a Journey
The Iyengar Yoga community is world-wide. Connect here with others in "the Natural State" to learn more about this tradition and build community as we travel this path of yoga together.
ALL ABOUT THE ARKANSAS IYENGAR YOGA COMMUNITY
The intention with this website is three-fold: (1) build community among yoga practitioners, (2) foster an environment that welcomes anyBODY to pursue the practice of yoga, and (3) provide a platform where tools (props, forums, etc) and resources (classes, articles, helpful sequences) are accessed and shared to help each other follow the path of yoga.
So, welcome! Please browse the site, the props, read an article, or join me in class and see for yourself what yoga can do for you.
Joy Wasson, Iyengar Yoga Practitioner and Certified Teacher
WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA?
BKS Iyengar (Dec. 14, 1918 - Aug. 20, 2014) was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and is considered to be one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.
Often referred to as “the practice of precision”, Iyengar yoga is a great choice for students looking to build a strong foundation and further their practice. BKS Iyengar, whom this tradition of teaching is named after, brought yoga to the west in the early 1960's with his book "Light on Yoga". His relentless pursuit of demonstrating that yoga is for everyone led him to invent many of the props we use today. Mr. Iyengar knew that without addressing the inequalities and pains in the body the mind would not be able to fully concentrate. The use of props helps the student concentrate on correct body alignment and as the mind is trained to focus on these aspects, it becomes quiet and calm. This is the brilliance of "the practice of precision", or the teaching style of Iyengar Yoga.
THE POWER OF PRACTICE
What People Say
I love Iyengar Yoga (and our certified instructors) because it has made me stronger both physically and mentally. I've learned so much about how my muscles and joints are inter-connected. And I learned how to do a headstand, something I never thought I could do. That's empowering!
Iyengar yoga practice has improved and sustained the quality of my life both physically and emotionally. Online class is easy and convenient. I highly recommend the practice of Iyengar yoga for everyone!