A very english yogi has just returned from a great Iyengar class run by Nicky Wright, in Barrowford, Lancashire.
You can find more information about Nicky’s classes here.
The yogi started practicising Iyengar’s unique and some would say it is probably one of the most authentic styles of yoga about twenty years ago, and on and off over the years.
What he likes about Iyengar is the focus on alignment and form. It’s a perfect style to discipline the body and get it working along the right lines – literally – given the focus on alignment.
Lancashire yoga enthusiasts are so lucky to have a range of skilled, enthusiastic and friendly teachers, and the ‘Yogi is getting to experience many of these.
If you are in East Lancashire you can attend classes by going to the British Wheel of Yoga website: here: www.bwy.org.uk and go to the section ‘find a local teacher’.
In East Lancashire the Yogi recommends Kit Hartley and Rose Mary Board and tonight was very impressed with Iyengar teacher Nicky Wright
Iyengar’s classic book – Light on Yoga – has been supplemented by a number of beautiful books including Light on Pranyama and Light on Life (see picture). The ‘Yogi recommends them all.
The beauty of Iyengar practice with its emphasis on support (blocks, bricks, belts, etc) as well as alignment is that folk can start practising yoga with support and they can gently build up to full postures without fear of injury or feeling self-concious.