“Yoga offers us techniques to become aware, to expand and penetrate, and to change and evolve in order to become competent in the lives we live and to initiate sensitivity and receptivity toward the life of which we are still only dimly aware. We begin at the level of the physical body, the aspect of ourselves that is more concrete and accessible to all of us. It is here that Yogāsana and pranayama practice allow us to understand our body with ever greater insight and through the body to understand our mind and reach our soul. To a yogi, the body is a laboratory for life, a field of experimentation and perpetual research.” ~~BKS Iyengar, “Light on Life”, p 22.
Chelsea Tiernan, CIYT teaching standing poses in Level 1 class at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids