Iyengar Yoga Therapy

Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar achieved a high level of success in the treatment of a wide range of health conditions, including musculoskeletal, physiological and emotional.

Only teachers with a high level of skill are certified to teach yoga therapy. They have extensive teaching experience, maturity and understanding in practice.

What conditions can Iyengar yoga therapy help?

Research has shown that Iyengar yoga can help with many conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Covid-19
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal cord injury

Talk to your teacher to find out how Iyengar yoga therapy can help you.

Geeta Iyengar with her hand on a student's back, the student is lying down

What happens in a therapy class?

During a class the student and teacher work skillfully together to reduce the impact of the health condition, enabling the individual to make their own way back to health through the practice of yoga.

The Iyengar Yoga (UK) Therapy Committee

The IY(UK) Therapy Committee has extensive experience and resources and can help with a wide range of health conditions.

Iyengar yoga teachers are encouraged to approach the Committee for help and support.

Teachers who have assisted in medical classes at the Institute in Pune are kindly requested to document and share their experiences with the Committee, to add to the pool of resources.


Covid-19 Recovery: A Suggested Yoga 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 moderate respiratory illness, whilst others will show no symptoms at all. However for some the effects are severe and longer lasting.

Our aim in this yoga programme is to play some role in aiding the process of recovery. By only requiring the use of mostly basic props and furniture, we have tried to make the poses as accessible as possible for everyone.

Download the booklet

Watch the video

Disclaimer: If you engage in this class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risk of injury to yourself.


Please Support Our Work

The Iyengar Yoga (UK) Therapy Committee have given their time freely in the making of the video and booklet, and will continue to do so going forward.

The booklet designer Adrienne Bagnall also offered her time and expertise for free.

If you wish to support the making of future e-books and videos then kindly feel free to support our work by making a donation to IY(UK).

Any money donated will be used to help pay the production costs in the making of other Yoga Therapy projects.

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