The Iyengar approach develops systematic intelligence. It is progressive in nature, so each class will build from simple to more complex poses in a direct and clear manner.
There is an emphasis on alignment and precision in the asanas, but more for the purpose of focusing the mind’s attention, than for the attainment of perfection.
Observation is an integral part of the experience. The skill of observation brings awareness. This develops Self knowledge as well as Self compassion.
Props may be used in poses to educate the body and bring support while learning something new.