“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
Iyengar yoga was the first yoga method I studied and continue to study and my training was done with Alison West in NYC, specialist in Alignment and Backcare yoga.
This style of yoga allows me to study and explore the nuances of the human body and is the foundation for all of my prop work. Aligning your body and mind and finding ways to work with ones asymmetries opens up an understanding of the human body at the deepest level.
Unlike vinyasa, alignment classes are structural, moving from one pose to the next without ‘flow’ or transition, however, alignment can be applied to any method.
Alignment yoga often incorporates the use of multiple props including dowels, chairs, ropes, belts, blocks and slings.