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Features of yoga according to the Iyengar method: • static practice of asanas, symmetry, careful alignment, delicate and deep work in the pose. A prolonged stay in the pose increases its effect on muscles, ligaments, joints, internal organs, systems and cells, as well as on the emotional state and mind • the gradual development of practice, the transition from simpler poses to more complex ones as the body and consciousness • ready for their implementation. • (soft rollers, wooden blocks, supports of different heights and shapes, blankets, rugs, chairs, belts and ropes), which allow you to correctly position the body in space and create a support that is absolutely necessary bob for the proper development and posture stability.

Iyengar yoga practice is available to everyone, regardless of physical fitness and life experience. When performing asanas, it is important to integrate calm, relaxed breathing into the process. For each asana, it is different, as well as each asana is aimed at its goal. Asanas must be held for several seconds (for beginners) or minutes (for advanced), as a result of which the muscles, joints and internal organs take the correct position, gradually getting used to it. For example, postures such as a headstand or a birch tree familiar from physical education lessons have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart, lungs, liver, abdominal organs, digestive and circulatory systems, and the brain. In addition to the general healing and strengthening effect on the body, yoga teaches you to look inward, observe yourself, control emotions. Together with these physical methods, Iyengar yoga practitioner can achieve significant results that allow you to sensitively feel the emotional and physical conditions of your own body and manage them .