Strengthening your Iyengar yoga foundations: 5-part course
Students are taught by Pixie Lillas and move through 5 full-length Iyengar video classes. Each focuses on a different asana. You will cover all the core Iyengar yoga pose groups.
In this course
Standing poses for strengthening your foundations
Pixie teaches a grounding, foundation sequence for those looking to strengthen their core asanas. A complete sequence with some inversions and a selection of the basic standing poses.
Forward bends to strengthen your foundations
Pixie teaches a forward bend sequence for students getting more comfortable with foundation Iyengar yoga poses.
Backbends to strengthen your foundations
Pixie leads beginner to general level students through a foundation sequence of backbends. A great sequence to counteract the slouched position we may have while activating the back ribs and opening the chest.
Restorative and pranayama to strengthen your foundations
A foundation sequence intended to allow for rest in the body and the mind. It requires very little energy, but brings the practitioner to a good, open and relaxed feeling both mentally and physically.
Miscellaneous class with a lower-back focus to strengthen your foundations
A sequence aimed at stronger foundation students. Pixie leads you through a selection of poses, using twists and supported forward extensions to give release to the lower back.
About the course
This is a 5-part course which follows on from Developing your foundations: 5-part course.
Students are taught by Pixie Lillas and move through 5 full-length video classes. Each class focuses on a different asana and between the 5 you will cover the core Iyengar yoga pose groups.
Video 1: Standing Poses
The first class has a focus on standing poses. It is a foundation sequence for those who are still at the early stages of their yoga learning looking to strengthen their approach to inversions and the basic standing poses. A good grounding sequence.
Video 2: Forward Bends
Forward bends are calming to the nervous system. They quieten the adrenal glands and have an overall mellowing effect. And like all asana sessions, you will also find that they are working on different parts of your body, different joints: your hips, your knees, your feet, your shoulders.
Forward bends should be practised at least once weekly, and then anytime you are feeling hot, tired, headache affected or just overdone.
Video 3: Backbends
This is a basic, foundation backbend sequence suitable for those who are just starting to approach the backbending asanas.
Backbends are uplifting and the perfect antidote to computer and desk work as they help to counteract the slouched position we may assume, activate the back ribs and open the chest.
Video 4: Restorative and pranayama
This sequence is intended to allow for rest in the body and the mind. It requires no energy, but brings the practitioner to a good, open and relaxed feeling both mentally and physically.
Video 5: Miscellaneous poses with a focus on the lower-back
A video sequence where we focus on a selection of poses you don’t normally get to practice in regular classes. You will use a range of twists and supported forward extensions to give release to the lower back.