Iyengar: 1 definition

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Iyengar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Iyengar is a title given to Brahmins of Tamil origin who follow the Visishtadvaita philosophy. Iyengar is derived from "Ayya a Prakrit" along with "Garu".

Some believe that the word "Iyengar" means one who is characterized by five attributes (Aindu angangal).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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