In Iyengar yoga props are used as guide to self learning, the fruits of BKS Iyengar’s innovative genius.
They maybe a support for physical or mental reassurance where there is injury, ailments, limitations or fear. They can support stamina and staying power in a pose which helps develop physical and mental stability where we experience the “even distribution of consciousness”
Props can be used to help heal an injury, tone the body, remove fatigue from body and mind replacing both with lightness and energy. They can help develop gracefulness, poise and understanding and so refine and improve the penetration into the asana and ones being , qualities needed to lead us on an inward journey toward the self.