“Health, happiness and healing are all by-products of yoga, and yoga can to some extent be seen as a medical science.”
—B.K.S. Iyengar, The Tree of Yoga
The IYNAUS Yoga Research Committee is committed to promoting and advancing the study of Iyengar Yoga as a means of improving the mental, physical, and spiritual health of our community. We hope to foster connections between individuals in our community with common research interests and to make the benefits of Iyengar Yoga more visible to the wider healthcare community in general. Here you will find links to primary research studies investigating the physical and mental health benefits of Iyengar Yoga and research examining yoga history and philosophy. There are also media links to lectures, demonstrations by B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, and other senior teachers. Finally, there are links to yoga and equity resources to help support teachers in understanding explicit and implicit biases that affect their lives and teaching.