Category Archives: health

Question of the Month: Your classes are too hard.

I understand this is not a question, but I have been told this a number of times and feel it is important feedback and should be addressed. My classes are ‘all levels’ classes ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners, including … Continue reading

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Photo blog – The Institute

     

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Why do you demonstrate on your less than perfect side?

Over the last few years I have demonstrated an asana or two in class, (in particular standing postures or twists) on my less than open side.  For example, I’ll demonstrate Ardha Chandrasana, and discuss where my body needs to move … Continue reading

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Workshops with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Sri Arun H.S.

I am honored to announce that Sr. Iyengar Teacher Sri Arun H.S. will be teaching two workshops at EssentialYoga Studio during his U.S. tour. These will be small intimate workshops with limited space. When:  Monday, October 7th  4:00PM – 7:00PM … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: I find Digital Pranayama difficult. Why can’t I practice closing the nostrils with the thumb and forefinger? What is the importance of Digital Pranayama?

In the practice of digital Pranayama the fingers regulate the volume and flow of breath by narrowing the nasal passages filtering out impurities during respiration. The controlled inhalation through the narrowed passages allows the lungs more time to absorb oxygen. … Continue reading

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Learning to Float up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Using a chair, bolster, and wall to help engage the abdominal muscles to float up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana

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BKS Iyengar : Comparative Length in Yoga

I have explained this to my students in class; however, it is much clearer when taught by the Master himself!

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