August 6, 2015

Training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York

I am a firm believer that yoga helps to keep me focused, strong and flexible.

I was first introduced to the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY) in the 1990s. This modern practice of yoga is based on the teachings of the late yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar, who was considered one of the world's foremost yoga instructors. Iyengar focused on the proper alignment of the body and used straps, wooden blocks and other "props" to achieve correct postures, and developĀ strength, flexibility and stamina.

In 2005, I began my regular practice with Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York director, James Murphy. Located in Manhattan, this Institute is the Associationā€™s flagship teaching facility. There is also a second location in Brooklyn - both offer classes and workshops seven days a week for beginners and experienced yogis.

I have always enjoyed doing yoga. Recently, I decided to embark on a serious training regimen. I now work with James a couple times a week. Here are some photos of one of my sessions - enjoy.