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BKS Iyengar – the importance of Iyengar Yoga and practice in this Centenary year
Pixie Lillas reflects on her life as a student of BKS Iyengar and how his work inspired the creation of Yoga Vastu
If the thoughts and moods that we experience in our lives are seen as the movements on the surface of the ocean of our consciousness, then what lies beneath this surface?
Understanding Iyengar Yoga
A personal journey with senior Iyengar teacher and founder of Yoga Vastu, Pixie Lillas.
Pranayama – Coming to Practice
Some essential guidelines for practicing pranayama. Pixie Lillas discusses questions and uncertainties that are frequently mentioned by prospective practitioners.
A Path to Pranayama
Asanas teach us focus, awareness, timing, and patience. Through cultivation of consciousness in our physical actions, we can turn our attention inwards in Savasana and Pranayama.
Restorative Yoga for Women with Ovarian or Breast Cancer: Findings from a Pilot Study
Litte research has been done about using yoga intervention as a support therapy for women diagnosed with Ovarian and Breast Cancer. This study explores the feasibility of doing that.
Clinical Trial on Adherence to Yoga and Exercise Interventions
The study concluded that healthy seniors were able to adhere to the yoga program better.
Iyengar Yoga for Treating Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Knees: A Pilot Study
The research aims to study the little known effect of alternative therapies such as Yoga to patients suffering from osteoarthritis.
The Teacher Who is a Pupil Within is the Real Teacher
BKS Iyengar writes about teaching yoga and how humility can be a tool for teachers and students alike to create a harmonious and open connection towards enlightenment.
Three-Month Intensive Yoga Program: Rapid Stress Reduction and Anxiolysis for Distressed Women
People afflicted with anxiety and other emotional distress are growing in numbers and this study aims to evaluate the potential effects of Iyengar Hatha Yoga to participants suffering from these types of condition.
Pilot Study: Restorative Yoga for Treatment of Hot Flushes
The study's conclusion suggests that using restorative yoga as treatment for the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes could be safe and feasible.
Yoga and Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis
The study consisted of a 6 month period with the participants assigned to 3 different groups. At the end of the study they were evaluated in a battery of cognitive measures focused on different parameters.
Yoga-Based Intervention for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Trial
A yoga based regimen conducted in an 8 week session for persons experiencing symptoms of the carpal tunnel syndrome has found significant improvement in grip strength. It is generally more effective than other treatments or none at all.
A Yoga Intervention for Young Adults with Symptoms of Depression
Studies found that Yoga has helped Young Adults afflicted with depressions.
Inverted Postures in Iyengar Yoga
Pixie Lillas explores the reason behind the emphasis in Iyengar Yoga on inverted postures such as Sirsasana (Headstand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand).
Alignment in Iyengar Yoga Poses (Asanas)
It is commonly known that alignment is crucial for positioning the body during yoga practice. What is less known is how alignment is necessary for allowing energy to flow throughout the body.
Effects of an Iyengar Yoga Program on Postural Stability and Gait in Elderly Women: A Pilot Study
The program is an 8 week long non-strenuous set of activities of Iyengar Yoga. It has been found that performing these activities can help Older Women to have stable posture and gait.