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Wednesday Advanced Class (1)
This class marks the beginning of a new term here at our Iyengar yoga studio.
Cooling restorative session with hip focus
This sequence works very well when it is hot, if you are tired or if you are simply wanting a quiet but engaging practice.
Backbends with a leg and hip focus
This sequence uses poses that work into the legs and hips to help prepare the upper back to come into the backbend poses.
Standing poses with focus on hips
This session uses various standing poses to bring extra focus to the hips.
Action and Observation in Yoga
In today’s sequence, we will look more closely at the meaning of each of the practised asanas.
Weight-bearing and balance poses to build confidence and bone density
This session focusses on weight-bearing poses to help build confidence and balance, tone our muscles, and maintain good bone density throughout.
Alternatives to Sirsasana
In today's short session, we will be looking closely at a set of alternative poses that can help us experience some of the benefits of Sirsasana without going into the full inversion.
Building stability and focus in restorative poses
We can build focus also through restorative poses by keeping our attention on the supports we use, on how they affect the body, and by observing what our breath and attention are doing throughout.
Building stability and focus in backbends
Backbends help us to feel and to find the back of our bodies.
Forward Bends and Hip-Opening Poses for Intermediate and Advanced Students
An intermediate to advanced level live class focussing primarily on forward bends. Shot at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio and taught by Pixie Lillas.
Intensive Workshop: Balancings and Backbends
Friday Intensive Workshop: As this session is 2.5 hours long, we can spend a little more time preparing for the balancing poses by opening into the hips and by focussing on the actions required to help enter more easily into the arm balance poses.
Finding focus and stability in standing poses
Today’s session focusses on finding stability in all the poses by creating an anchor to stabilise the body and the mind.
Menstruation practice for second half of cycle
This sequence can be practised during the second part of the menstrual cycle, when our energy may be a bit stronger, or when you are wanting to create some hip and groin opening, using supports as needed to lessen any load when stiff or fatigued.
Building awareness and focus through standing poses and preparatory inversions
This short sequence helps to connect the actions that integrate the upper and lower body in Dog Pose and a few preparatory inversion poses leading into the standing poses.
Building your Inversions
This session aims at reviewing and consolidating the basic actions and preparations for understanding these three foundation inversions.
Short Post-Exercise Session
A short yoga session to cool down and to come back to neutral after a run or physical exercise.