IY(UK) Blog

Yoga for Stress

By Helen Ayling We all know what it’s like to feel stressed, but it’s not easy to describe exactly what stress means. Situations or events that put pressure on us and our reaction to being placed under pressure, or life... Read More...

An Interview with Margaret Austin

In this interview from Iyengar Yoga News Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Margaret Austin talks about her teaching career of 36 years, what it was like studying with BKS Iyengar, and why it's important to leave our baggage behind when we... Read More...

The Practice of Women During the Whole Month

Today on International Women's Day we're sharing a guide to women's yoga practice from our archives, written by Dr Geeta S. Iyengar. During a visit to Poland in 2002 Geetaji gave a lecture on the subject and kindly gave permission... Read More...

Long Covid Classes

Are you suffering from ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 (Long Covid)? A specialist recovery class with one of our highly trained IY(UK) Therapy Teachers could help. These classes have been created especially for those struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms. You can... Read More...

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...

Iyengar yoga gift ideas

Looking for Iyengar yoga gift ideas for your loved ones? Choose from a range of designs on t-shirts, notebooks, stickers, travel mugs and more over on our Redbubble shop. When they receive your order, Redbubble will print and send items... 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 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...