Iyengar Yoga for Life
Darbella and I have always done some form of Eastern physical practice — Ninjitsu, Tai Chi, Ki Gong, whatever.
Back in September, a friend suggested we check out the yoga class she was attending. We’d done some yoga back in 1987, and we loved it, so off we went to a beginner’s class.
Not that it means much, but I’d never heard of the style before.
Iyengar yoga is a style of yoga, and believe me, it was an eye‐opener. Named after guruji Iyengar, it’s “yoga with props.” The props are used to get you into the correct position. This had certainly been an issue for me in the past — wrong alignment meant bad back the next day.
We absolutely love the class, and the instructor — Fay Gascho — is amazing.
You can get a good description of this style here.
Class is this evening, and I woke up with a stiff lower back. As it turned out, the cosmos provided. I subscribe to a daily e‐zine from Yoga Journal, which had a decided Iyengar slant. Today’s article was on yoga positions for stretching at work. I gave the positions a try, and poof! My back feels better.