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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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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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Abhijata and Guruji

Abhi’s classes are wonderful. I wish we had more classes with her. She has the fiery nature, passion, clear instruction, and humor of her grandfather. When I arrived in Pune, she was still on her honeymoon and went directly to … Continue reading

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Prashantji’s classes are incredibly difficult. I find I have to mentally prepare prior to attending. That being said, they are wonderful. This evening we did three main poses. Ustrasana (about a 100 of them) Urdhva Dhanurasana (about 50) and Dwi … Continue reading

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Notes taken at a Menopause Workshop with Sr. Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden

Menopause workshop with Patricia Walden. March 27th Please note: Any omissions or mistakes are clearly my error not Patricia Walden’s. Patricia’s book, “Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health” During menopause, it is important to laugh hard and laugh often. Diet … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS: Manouso Mano’s Iyengar Yoga Workshop, Cranston RI.

Manouso showed an adjustment for Adho Mukha Svanasana that I had never seen before. If I can find a student volunteer, I will make a video of it. Most students who touch their heads onto the floor overstretch/sink into the … Continue reading

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Mental Benefits of Parvatasana Parvatasana is a whole body stretch that allows good blood circulation, creating several benefits. · It increases circulation to the brain · It brings a revitalizing and refreshing sensation reducing mental fatigue · Improves memory and … Continue reading

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