Iyengar yoga is one of the most popular areas of yoga. A distinctive feature of hatha yoga is safety. Much attention is paid to deep and subtle work in each posture and the therapeutic effects of asanas. That is why hatha yoga is universal and suitable for everyone, regardless of age and health status.
During the practice, many aids are used – rollers, belts, chairs, blankets, bricks. Each asana is explained in details. Emphasis is placed on how muscles and joints should work in various postures.
The development of practice goes from simple to complex. The time of fixation of the posture gradually increases, allowing the practitioner to penetrate consciousness into each part of the body and be aware of internal movements. The therapeutic effect of asanas is enhanced. Classes devoted to standing postures, tilts, deflections, balances and twists alternate, and one of the weeks is necessarily devoted to restoring the body’s strength. In practice, much attention is paid to inverted postures. Aligning the body at the physical level, we also influence the psycho-emotional state, consciousness and mind. The body becomes strong, flexible and symmetrical.
However, it can be difficult for young and energetic people to concentrate on the stage of scrupulous static adjustment of asanas – breathe deeply and tune in to the practice, a real treasure is hidden in any yoga method!
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