History of Yoga

The base of all yoga classes

Each class includes elementary principles as described in sage Patanjali's 2'200 year old writings, the «Yoga Sutras of Patanjali». All classes include postural hatha yoga, linking asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and dharana (concentration) that will eventually lead to samadhi, the heightened state of meditation resulting in joy and inner peace.

We base the teaching of asana as transmitted by the father of “modern” yoga, T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), who is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of Hatha yoga. Hatha Yoga purifies and the transforms the body so it can serve as reliable vehicle for self-realization.

The roots of all yoga classes at INNERCITYOGA stem from the classical lineages of Krishnamacharya’s direct disciples:
- K. Pathhabi Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga – for the system that we work within
- B.K.S. Iyengar – for the correct and safe alignments
- T.K.V. Desikachar’s Viniyoga – for adapting the yoga asanas to the individual students


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