Iynegar yoga is based on a triad of precision, timing and sequencing.
Guruji B.K.S Iyengar started his teaching around the year of 1936. Because of the many different styles of yoga that are available, students of Guruji started to call his teaching and their practice for Iyengar Yoga. It´s been followed by thousands of yoga practitioners and is now well roted in the western world as well as India, Asia and Australia.
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), the mother-institute of Iyengar Yoga where B.K.S taught locals and devoted yogis from all over the world, was in June 2017 hounoured by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Out of 85 nominated yogainstitutes RIMYI received the award due to over 40 years of splendid contribution, enhancement of knowledge and practice of yoga and for allowing it to spread all over the world.
Precision, timing and sequencing are not a rigid set of rules. Each of the three depends on various factors like aim, condition, age, time of the day, mental state, schedule, environment condition etc.
Precision, accuracy and concern for details is of gross importance for the asana. Alignment and stability are valuable cues. ”When each cell exists in clarity, it´s precision.”
Guruji said, ”When I´m in an asana, I go beyond the chronological and psychological boundary of time”. Timing is not a mere calculation of seconds and minutes one remains in an asana. It´s a ”time requisition” made by an asana for it´s evolution when one matures in sadhana. ”When each cell is sensitive to being in the present, it´s timing.”
Internal ambience created by the earlier set of asanas should not be disturbed, but enhanced by the following set of asanas. At the end of the sequence, a state of quietude and equanimity is expected to be created. ”When each cell can flow harmoniously into the next moment, it´s sequencing.”