March 26, 2015

Pranyama – Guruji’s amazing capacity

Guru Iyengar demonstrating the beauty of the sound of breath
March 16, 2015

Inspiration toward Vastisasana with focus on the hips

Supta Baddha Konasana with strap around hips buckle above pubic bone.  This variation to hold head of the femur into the hip socket.   Vrksasana preparation, with focus as above holding head of femur into socket ‘increase the crease’.   Supta Padangustasana 11, same focus on hip.   Anatasana prep as with Vrksasana prep, continuing the focus on holding at the head of the legs.     Working with a chair, with lengthways bolster support, opening the sides of the […]
February 16, 2015

Geetaji’s 70th

India December 2014. I’ve travelled to celebrations at RMIYI since Guruji’s 80th birthday in 1989. That was my first trip to India and I loved the country, ‘the motherland’ some call it, there’s a depth of spirit in India that leaves me satisfied. This trip had the feeling of farewell about it. Guruji wasn’t there, he had died the previous August and people were still in mourning. Yet it was the biggest yoga gathering I had ever experienced. More than […]
January 25, 2015

The benefits of Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga makes you become aware of your body, inside and out. Starting with your posture – Learning how to stand, the first standing pose is Tadasana, the mountain pose, to stand evenly on 2 feet, spine is naturally long, correcting round drooping shoulders. Iyengar yoga strengthens and tones the muscles, and because we work with such precision and alignment it helps strong sporty bodies, injuries, illnesses and bad habits of “life”. There are different poses that help internally ie […]