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Yoga Sessions 

We have regular Yoga sessions on IISER Pune campus. The practitioners are supervised by Ms. Aparnnaa GV, who is a trained follower of Iyengar Yoga.

Effects of regular, guided yoga practice can include a general feeling of physical health and psychological well-being. Yoga stretches and strengthens muscles and tones the body. It focusses on the body as a whole, rather than a chosen few larger muscle groups. Its emphasis on alignment and posture has also been proven to work wonders for people with neck and back pain, and those with desk jobs. State of mind is equally important to health. On entering an asana or pose, yoga encourages one to be in the moment by focussing on pose, alignment and regular breathing, ignoring other thoughts. Yoga also improves the function of circulatory, digestive, nervous and lymphatic systems, protecting against diseases.

Iyengar Yoga, in particular, is a form of Hatha Yoga in which emphasises structural alignment of the body through asanas. The discipline is considered to be a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for total health and well-being.

Iyengar Yoga differs from other styles in three key elements: technique, sequence and timing. Technique refers to the precision of body alignment and performing pranayama. Sequence is the specific sequence in which asanas and breathing exercises are practiced, as combination of certain poses and breathing techniques is important in achieving desired results. Timing is the third key element which defines the amount of time spent in each pose or pranayama.

Iyengar Yoga is characterised by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Iyengar pioneered the use of aids such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps and sand bags, allowing beginners to experience asanas more easily and fully, which would not be otherwise possible without several years of practice. Props also allow the elderly, injured, tired or ill to enjoy the benefits of asanas using less muscular effort.

Details of the Sessions:

Frequency: Twice a week
Schedule : Saturdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm and Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Fees: Rs. 500/-  per month
Frequency: Once a week
Schedule : Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Fees: Rs. 300/-  per month

Please contact Dr. Richa Rikhy (richarikhy@gmail.com) or Miss. Aparnnaa GV (aparnnaavk1@gmail.com) for further details.