Iyengar at Sunalini Yoga, Penang

Yoga is a lifestyle. It is a holistic outlook that combines body, mind and spirit to improve health and wellness through balance, harmony and conscious living.

I highly recommend Iyengar yoga with Sunalini for those who want to focus on alignment of your body and increase flexibility. Sunalini is a qualified, experienced and very good yoga teacher. She gives clear instructions and is patient with her students.

The studio is in a heritage building in George Town and has a relaxed and welcoming vibe.

The studio space is quite small so prior bookings are required.

Price for drop in class RM35

Sunalini Yoga Studio

Address: 153C Hutton Lane

Penang, Malaysia

Sunalini Yoga Timetable Jan/Feb 2017

About Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga in which there is a focus on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. The discipline is considered by its practitioners to be a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life, in turn helping to promote total physical and spiritual well-being.

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.

B.K.S. Iyengar has systematised over 200 classical yoga poses and 14 different types of Pranayama (with variations of many of them) ranging from the basic to advanced. This helps ensure that students progress gradually by moving from simple poses to more complex ones and develop their mind, body and spirit through a step-by-step approach.

Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.

Iyengar Yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras

~ wikipedia

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