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8 Reasons to Practice Iyengar Yoga

8 Reasons to Practice Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is one of the more traditional types of yoga and it is truly one method of yoga that holds the tremendous powers to benefit and heal the body and mind. There are countless reasons to do Iyengar yoga, but here are eight of the top reasons to give this practice a try.

What is Restorative Yoga?

Many Iyengar yoga schools run classes based on what is known as the ‘Pune Cycle’, which is a four-week program that has a different focus each week. The first week of the month is usually focused on standing poses, the second on forward bends and/or twists. The third week is on backbends and the fourth week is restorative. 

In a restorative yoga class, only a handful of poses may be performed with each one held for longer periods of time ranging between 3 to 10 minutes. This will depend on the total duration of the class and also the level of students that are being taught. 

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