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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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Asthma, Pranayama and my practice

href=”https://essentialyogastudio.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/snow-prana.jpg”> I’ve always had asthma and throughout the years doctors have told to use an inhaler.  I never did.    I’ve always been on the low end of normal with each lung capacity test I’ve taken.   But last year I flunked … Continue reading

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B.K.S. IYENGAR SEQUENCE FOR DEEP DEPRESSION

Viparita Dandasana – with support of chair and bolster for the head; hold for five minutes. Lying over Cross Bolsters; hold for five minutes Shoulders in mid air, legs bent, feet flat on floor Shoulders in mid air, legs straight … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: How do I keep from becoming discouraged in my practice? I look around in yoga class and I can’t do any of the poses.

This is a difficult question to answer.  Yoga is internal, personal, and not to be compared to the practice of the person next to you.  While in India, I was always looking around at the other students.  Geeta Iyengar told … Continue reading

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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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Question of the month: Some yoga teachers tell you not to do forward bends between back bends and other teachers say you should do forward bends between back bends. Which one is it?

Yoga teachings differ not just between disciplines of yoga but from teacher to teacher within the same discipline. In some disciplines of yoga, it is customary to practice back bends without countering them with forward bends, until the back bending … Continue reading

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Pose of the Month – Savasana

Information taken from BKS Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” Savasana means ‘corpse pose’. In this asana the object is to imitate a corpse. Once life has departed, the body remains still and no movements are possible. By remaining motionless for some … Continue reading

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