First, the precision of Iyengar Yoga sets it apart. Poses are practised to allow you to relax, balance and breathe in each one. They are grouped in specific sequences to achieve the optimal benefit of strength, flexibility and balance. There is no improvisation in Iyengar Yoga, unlike other yoga disciplines, with every pose precisely ordered.
Second, the use of props also differentiates Iyengar Yoga. Props, such as belts, blankets, blocks, ropes and chairs are utilised to help you position your body to maximise the desired effect. The use of props can also help those with mobility challenges participate and enjoy the benefits of Iyengar Yoga, opening its benefits to everyone. Props are not only used to gain access to poses, they are also used to intensify, challenge, deepen, relax or support poses for a multitude of reasons, in every level of practitioner.