Research Article – Yoga for People living with Multiple Sclerosis

13 February 2023|

Research Article - Yoga for People living with Multiple Sclerosis Yoga therapy teacher, Korinna Pilafidis-Williams, runs a class for neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and parkinsons at Iyengar Yoga London. MS is an incurable neurodegenerative and chronic inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. In Europe and North America, it is the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults, with diagnosis normally between 20-40 years. Symptoms of MS vary but can include depression, fatigue, chronic pain, muscle weakness, spasticity, decreased strength, balance and gait problems. All of these can lead to reduced physical activity and increased risk [...]

The science and philosophy of OM-AUM

31 July 2020|

When going to a yoga class for the very first time, some students may be surprised that we start the class chanting ‘Om’ three times. Ainhoa Acosta takes a closer look at the practice and its roots.

Geeta Iyengar On Pranayama

15 December 2018|

In the May 2002 issue of Dipika, the Iyengar yoga Maida Vale journal, we published an intervew with Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar on the subject of pranayama by Lois Steinberg. Many thanks to Lois for allowing us us to share it here.   […]

BKS Iyengar on the eight limbs of yoga – November 1997

3 September 2015|

This talk was given by Mr BKS Iyengar on Saturday 15th November, 1997 at the official opening of the new Iyengar yoga Institute building at Maida Vale. It was digitised from the typewritten original held in the archives at Iyengar Yoga London. The new building was erected on the site purchased in 1983 for an Iyengar yoga Institute in London. Mr Iyengar expresses his hopes for the first London Institute and talks through the eight limbs of yoga as outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali […]

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