Iyengar yoga focuses on the correct alignment of the body in an attempt to even the balance between the left and right sides of the body.
The correct alignment is important for the prevention of injury and for balance in the body.
The use of props such as straps, chairs, bolsters, blankets and blocks, help all individuals access a pose regardless of their body type and, even if they are stiff or have injuries. Props are used to help people to stay in a pose for longer and to attain better alignment.
“I’ve been going to the Albany Yoga Room for about a year and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. The teachers are encouraging and totally dedicated to everyone having the best experience that they can have in the class irrespective of their level of experience or ability. Yoga makes my body feel flexible and strong and my mind calm and focused. It has helped me to find a better quality of sleep and has given me skills and techniques that I can use anytime when I need to relax.”
Teachers at the Albany Yoga Room maintain a strong emphasis on the careful alignment of the body.