IY(UK) Blog

Coping with Fatigue – a Practical Lesson

by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar In this article B.K.S. Iyengar explains what causes fatigue, and how to adjust our practice to lessen it. It was reprinted in our members' magazine, Iyengar Yoga News, in Spring 2021 with kind permission from Yoga... Read More...

Men in Iyengar Yoga

A US-based study by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal showed that the number of men doing yoga increased by 150% from 2012 to 2016, but that overall just 28% of practitioners are men. We've been chatting with some of our... Read More...

International Day of Yoga, 21 June

International Day of Yoga, 21 June Geeta Iyengar designed a sequence especially for this day. For the first International Day of Yoga in 2015 she wrote: “We are all yoga sādhakās and sādhanā is our very breath, our prāna. The... Read More...

Covid-19 Crisis in India

There is a catastrophe unfolding in India, and the situation is particularly bad in Maharashtra. The healthcare system is unable to cope; there are serious shortages of staff, beds and oxygen. India’s crisis is a crisis for us all. Here... Read More...

Classes for teenagers

We're pleased to be able to offer online yoga classes for teenagers during the Summer term 2021. Complete beginners are welcome. Classes are free with optional donations to support our scheme. Click here to find out more and book a... Read More...

Classes for Uni and College Students

We're pleased to be offering affordable Iyengar yoga classes for university and college students. Prices start at just £2.50 per class. Find out more... Read More...

Long Covid: Four yoga poses that can help

Thousands of people in the UK are now struggling with 'long-Covid' symptoms, with many more likely in future.  Research from King’s College London has found that one in 20 people with coronavirus are likely to have symptoms for eight weeks... Read More...

Covid-19 Recovery Classes

Specialist Covid-19 recovery classes with IY(UK) Therapy teachers are now running online. These gentle, therapeutic classes have been created especially for those struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms (long-Covid). Class times are: Tuesdays from 3 November, 8-9pm with Lucy Aldridge Wednesdays... Read More...

Online Classes: Teacher Listings

Image: Anna Macedo Use our class search to find online classes (Teachers: Please add your online classes in the usual way via the Members' Dashboard) Read More...

Covid-19: A Suggested Recovery Programme

The IY(UK) Therapy Committee has created a video and compiled a booklet with a suggested yoga programme to support recovery from Covid-19. Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Most people infected will experience a mild to... Read More...