How is Iyengar Yoga unique?

There are many different styles of yoga available today. So what sets Iyengar apart?
 
1) Iyengar is a particularly good form of yoga for beginners, because so much emphasis is placed on the best possible alignment of the body. This focus on correct body alignment allows the body to develop symmetrically while minimizing risk of pain or injury. 

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2) Iyengar yoga is further characterised by its use of props: soft bricks & blocks, belts, wedges etc. In combination with skilled teaching, these props enable a student to develop strength, flexibility and control in a posture and achieve their full potential. In this way a student works to his or her maximum ability within a general mixed class. Props also allow the yoga student to hold positions for longer, allowing tight muscles to lengthen and relax, and helping to focus awareness.

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3) All teachers of Iyengar yoga are trained to rigorously high standards, in order to maintain Iyengar care and precision. This certification mark is your guarantee that your teacher has completed at least 3 years of regular yoga classes prior to 120 hours teacher training over a period of 2 years and successfully passed a series of assessments. All teachers are required to maintain a set level of professional development to qualify for continued use of this mark.