Definition of Iyengar in English:

Iyengar

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of ashtanga yoga focusing on the correct alignment of the body, making use of straps, wooden blocks, and other objects as aids to achieving the correct postures.

    • ‘They did 90 minutes of Iyengar yoga three times a week, resulting in lowered pain severity and less need for medication, along with a boost in mood.’
    • ‘I've been doing Iyengar yoga as a supplement to martial arts, because I have terrible breath control and trouble with foot cramps.’
    • ‘Iyengar, taken from the teachings of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, emphasizes proper alignment in each posture for balance and strength, with the extensive use of props to assist people in maximizing their abilities in each posture.’
    • ‘She is certified by Integrative Yoga Therapy and is trained in both the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.’
    • ‘Iyengar - The main focus of Iyengar yoga is precise alignment of muscles, bones and joints.’

Origin

Named after B. K. S. Iyengar (1918–2014), the Indian yoga teacher who devised this method.

Pronunciation:

Iyengar

/ɪˈjɛŋɡɑː/