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Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 6
In this sequence we will build on a few base poses, in standing, sitting adding a little weight bearing in the arms.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 5
In this sequence you will go through the first part of the session a little more quickly: Dog Pose on the breath repeating several times, all the standing poses done up to now, once each, and then adding in a twisting standing pose, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Reverse Triangle pose, introduced dynamically, on the breath.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 5
The aim of these first five Beginner classes is to guide you towards becoming a little more familiar with some of the principles of a basic Iyengar Yoga practice: foundation, stability, focus and self-observation.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 4
This sequence begins with lying back over blankets in simple Cross legs to open the chest and quieten the mind, before coming up to standing in Tadasana, feet apart, and going through some basic arm variation actions to open the chest and to release stiffness in the shoulders and upper back.
Restorative and pranayama with minimal props
This is a good session to do at any time, but it may work particularly well at the end of the day.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 4
As you become more familiar with the poses, you may find that you start to understand and remember the instructions given about how to come into the pose.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 1
This is the first session of a 5 week Beginners course, where we use only a mat and a towel (and perhaps a book) as minimal props.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 2
The second session of the Beginners course will continue with some shoulder-opening poses, a review of the standing poses, and few more sitting pose options to open into the hips and groins.
Dynamic backbend session for general level students (218)
A dynamic backbend sequence with full Urdva Dhanurasana for general level students.
Experienced level Backbends with Focus on Urdhva Dhanurasana, with the legs holding the pose
This session aims to bring us into Urdhva Dhanurasana, with the body ready and the mind well focused.
Forward bends with groin and hip opening focus (217)
A forward bend sequence for leg anchoring, hip opening and lift through the spine.
Standing pose sequence with the whole back to the wall (216)
Today’s sequence is for finding where we are out of alignment.
Diagonal standing poses for tight hips and sacrum (416)
Miscellaneous: shoulders, sitting and balancing for experienced students (415)
Poses to open the shoulders, some inversions, a few sitting and shoulder asana, and a few balancing postures.
General level sitting, restorative and lying pranayama (214)
Today’s sequence uses a few sitting poses at the beginning of the session to bring life to the pelvis, torso and hips before lying back over blanket supports for Savasana/Pranayama.
Energy-lifting backbends for general students (213)
Backbends should be practiced regularly.
Backbend Variations for Experienced Students (413)
An experienced-level session of backbends based on a sequence adapted by Dona Holleman originally put together by BKS Iyengar.