What Is Iyengar?

by lakecountrypt, September 12, 2019

Yoga can be intimidating for beginners, but at Lake Country Physical Therapy And Sportscare, we expect our yogis to gain control over their bodies and minds in just a few sessions. Each session is designed to improve your muscles, blood flow, posture, bones, and many other health concerns. Yoga in Canandaigua provides our clients with an environment that encourages them to learn at their own pace. 

What is Iyengar Yoga?

For those who are new to yoga, it’s essential to understand what type of yoga suits you best. At Lake Country Physical Therapy And Sportscare, we offer Iyengar yoga classes, which are ideal for those who have physical injuries or difficulty moving. Compared to other types of yoga such as Hatha, Bikram, Asthanga, and Kripalu, Iyengar yoga is known for its slow-pace. Iyengar yoga is perfect for beginners because the exercises revolve around using props like chairs, pillows, blocks, and belts. Accessories can help beginners ease into each workout. 

Iyengar yoga revolves around three essential concepts. The first is a sequence, which highlights the order of exercises to ensure safety while doing yoga. Timing is the second concept. It’s important because Iyengar yoga is not as fast-paced as other types of yoga. Lastly, alignment is a huge part of Iyengar yoga. It means that yogis should respect their body’s boundaries and lower their chances of injury by using props.

If you are considering yoga in Canandaigua, here is a list of benefits:

  • Increases flexibility: Loosening your muscles and improving flexibility can relieve pains in your lower back and neck. People saw improvements in their flexibility by up to 35 percent after only eight weeks of yoga, according to a study.
  • Improves balance/posture: Yoga is a mixture of balance exercises that can curve your back and spine, which can help people who suffer from vertigo and other balance-related issues.
  • Cardio/circulatory health: Yoga can help reduce the chances of heart disease and lower blood pressure. Yoga heightens your oxygen levels, which can improve blood flow and overall reduce the number of heart-related severe risks.
  • Improves mental health: Aside from the physical benefits, meditation and breathing exercises are known for reducing stress and depression. 

Trends in yoga may come and go, but traditional yoga practice, like Iyengar yoga, will never go out of style! At Lake Country Physical Therapy and Sportscare, we offer private and small group yoga sessions in-house at 241 Parish St. Suite A, Canandaigua, NY. Our unique style of yoga, Zoe~nergy, combines pain and stress management, body awareness, and individualized yoga all in one. 

****Friday September 13, 2019 8:30am Yoga with Zoe at Wegman’s Organic Farm Barn

All levels welcome to our Safe for the Spine / Pelvic Floor/ Core emphasis Yoga classes. Classes are $20.00.

We will go week to week at the barn on Fridays until the cold weather and no heat deters us to my office at 241 Parrish Street Suite A Canandaigua.

Visit our website to learn more about our yoga services!****

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