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Therapeutic Aspects of Iyengar Yoga

Donka Nikolova, Elena Ivanova

Abstract

Yoga is popular all over the world, not only because of its efficacy in the treatment of certain diseases, but also for its abilities to overcome mental and emotional stress and provide a sense of well-being. Today, yoga is practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle throughout the world.
The article discusses the Iyengar yoga method, which was developed on the basis of classical Hatha yoga and the name comes from its founder – B.K.S. Iyengar. He has guided and successfully demonstrated that it is possible to calm the mind by creating space in the body and properly stretching the various parts of the body. Thanks to his longstanding practice and personal experience in the therapeutic effect of yoga, Iyengar has created a good working system for the human physical development that was transferred to the West in the 1960s and is especially adapted for Europeans.

Iyengar yoga can be performed by every person, regardless of age and health, and gives real results. This method employs aids that help complete relaxation and overcome pain. This yoga is recommended for those who have health problems, because the results of the activities have a beneficial therapeutic effect.

Yoga has a holistic approach and if it is accepted as a way of life, this gift can change the lives of many people around the world.


Keywords

Iyengar yoga, therapeutic effect, body, mind

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/vmf.v7i0.6596

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