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Hip focus session for general students
The aim of this session is to follow a sequence of hip opening poses, starting with some standing asana and then following on with several seated postures which will continue with that focus. Working into the hips has an effect on the knees and ankles. Knees and ankles in turn also affect the hips. And having freedom in the lower body will support the spine and the upper trunk too.
Hips and arms balancings for experienced students (409)
This sequence aims first to work through the hips and groins to create opening and space to prepare for the arm balancing. The balancings are creative poses, poses that require us to use 'intelligence', in a yoga sense, to create as much evenness and integration as possible.
Forward bends for general students (208)
This sequence uses the forward bend poses to bring life to the hips and all the joints, in a quiet and sustained way. You will use the chair to facilitate length and opening along the spine and the front torso. The session aims to bring quietness as well as to revitalise a tired and perhaps reluctant mind or body.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 3
This sequence keeps you building your understanding and experience of the foundation poses. Each session adds something to your previous class, so that you are always reviewing and then also learning something new.
Forward bends for experienced students (408)
This sequence aims to bring the practitioner into a inward focussed state of mind. The hip opening and forward extensions that are included in this session will bring life and space to all the joints and leave us with a feeling of stillness, derived from staying in each pose with the forehead resting on a support, and from the sequence itself. Forward bends in and of themselves help quieten the adrenal glands.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 1
The video aims at creating a methodical step by step introduction into the first basic postures, and giving a taste of the foundation Iyengar yoga sets up from the start to allow for a systematic progression class by class.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 2
This is the second class for students new to Iyengar yoga. Our aim is for each session to add a few new poses, as well as to consolidate and remember the basics. This helps you to progress and to still keep abreast of the foundations.
Backbends for general level students (207)
This session aims to prepare for backbends by bringing opening to the upper thoracic and the shoulders to facilitate stability and lift in the poses. We also work here to form a good base from the legs through the early backbend actions - Salabhasana in different way and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.
Restorative and Pranayama for Advanced Students
A restorative session aimed at opening the chest and quietening the mind in preparation for some sitting and a short Pranayama session followed by Savasana.
Backbend Variations derived from Guruji
This sequence covers quite a number of backbends, though not all the variations are included here and there are a few more recent additions to prepare the mind and body for the backbend session. This a slightly adapted sequence handed down from Guruji through Dona Holleman.
Immune support and nerve calming sequence
At this period of heightened stress, anxiety and a feeling of being out of control, it's really important to stay in touch with your body. This sequence is designed to do 3 things: engage your immune response, uplift your mood by improving circulation in your chest and lungs and calm your nervous system.
Forward bends for experienced students
This sequence is aims to take the experienced student through a wide range of forward bends in what could be called a 'classical' progression.
Standing Poses for Experienced Students
This sequence aims at refining your understanding and perception in the standing poses. The idea here is to start to use the standing poses that you are already familiar with in order to investigate the poses further and use them to explore imbalances in the body.
Backbends for Advanced Students (403)
Backbend class for advanced students. Instructed by Pixie. Part of an ongoing series allowing you to follow along with real classes.
Forward Bends for Intermediate Students (301)
Intermediate to advanced level forward bends taught by Pixie Lillas
Iyengar sequence to energise the body and mind
Pixie instructs and demonstrates a dynamic sequence to get moving, energised and encourage a positive frame of mind. A focus on standing, sitting and miscellaneous mini-sequences cover many focus areas to get you out of a slump.
Mini-sequence to open up through the legs and hips
Here is a short sequence for when the hips feel, or are, tight. Extending through the legs wakes you up.
Mini-sequence for lower back and legs
Here is a very short sequence to choose when your lower back feels tight, perhaps too much sitting at your desk, traveling for long hours by car or plane, or simply a tendency to stiffness in the lower back. You will work with postures that release the back and open the groins and hips.
Mini-sequence for hips and knees
This video offers a few simple poses to do when you have been sitting or standing for too long and want to release or bring some life to the hips and knees.
Mini-sequence for opening the hips and releasing the lower back
You can use these poses to relieve stiffness in the hips and tension in the lower back. Part of a mini Iyengar yoga series of Iyengar yoga in under 10 minutes.
Mini sequence for shoulders and upper back
This is a sequence you can do to relieve work or other related shoulder and neck tightness. It aims to get some increase circulation and release accumulated muscle tension in the upper back and shoulders.