12 Aug can alignment-based yoga attract the masses?
My fellow Purna Yoga student, Carl Ferrette brought the following blog post, from Yoga Spy, to my attention and I found it a very interesting read, as I, too, have wondered why alignment-based yoga just doesn’t seem to get the traction that more flow-oriented styles seem to find easily.
Yoga Spy’s observations about the conceptual learning aspect of Iyengar yoga seem on track to me. Dutifully learning actions through repeated practice, often at home after the class is over, might just not be every students’ preferred method of practice. Furthermore, such action-oriented learning might be exactly counter to the experience that some students love in flow classes of just moving and doing without getting bogged down in too many details.
And lately I’ve been wondering if alignment-based yoga isn’t more of the introvert’s yoga style… Big classes aren’t necessarily what the introvert is looking for.
What do you think?