I’ve been practising yoga for over 15 years now, initially taking it as much as enhance my flexibility. I used to be frequently feeling stiff and sore and experiencing decrease again ache, (most likely from unsupervised exercises on the health club) and somebody suggested that yoga would possibly assist. Over time I’ve frequently practised Ashtanga and most just lately Bikram yoga, however when a pal just lately beneficial Iyengar yoga and referred me to the IYIMV web site, I used to be eager to search out out extra. I actually appreciated the location and based mostly on what I noticed, determined to attempt my hand at Iyengar yoga and attend a category on the Institute.
After I arrived at IYIMV, I discovered the atmosphere was very calm and the folks I met had been very welcoming and pleasant. The trainer, Elisabeth, paid nice consideration to the element of the postures and I felt that I used to be in very secure and skilled palms. Additionally, I might been doing a brand new routine on the health club and was feeling fairly stiff after I arrived however by the tip of the category all of the stiffness and soreness had gone and I had an actual sense of well-being. I had tried Iyengar yoga earlier than, or what was purported to be Iyengar yoga, however on reflection the category was nothing just like the IYIMV class and I am unsure that the trainer was correctly certified. Having additionally beforehand carried out Ashtanga and Bikram yoga at different locations, I discovered the ability of the trainer far more evident on the Institute – I perceive from conversations with folks I met, that lecturers have to coach for a number of years earlier than they’re allowed to show lessons. There have been fairly a number of different variations on the Institute in comparison with my earlier yoga experiences; for example, on the Institute the content material of the lessons differ in line with components like age and expertise. There is a a lot better use of props, and lecturers are actually ‘palms on’ when it comes to changes and corrections to people within the class. Additionally, postures are held for for much longer and I might really feel the impact of this deep into my muscle tissue. Nevertheless, the principle distinction is that Iyengar yoga is a holistic and religious expertise, participating the thoughts and the physique. Certainly the founding father of this type of yoga, B.Ok.S. Iyengar, acknowledged that “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit”, and this worth is definitely mirrored within the Iyengar type of yoga. Should you dwell in London and are severe about yoga, the Institute is the perfect place. The venue is simple to achieve, the studios are devoted to yoga and the lecturers are unrivalled of their expertise. On high of that, there are many lessons all through the entire week for folks of various ages, skills and circumstances. The pricing construction can be very cheap.