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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 Shoulderstand
There are times when you may need a Shoulderstand alternative in order to avoid full weight-bearing onto the neck e.g due to a crick in the neck or general neck or shoulder issues.
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.
Developing stability and focus using supports
This session aims to bring awareness to the peripheral limbs and core of our bodies.
Finding stability and focus in sitting poses and forward bends
This sequence helps to bring stability and to develop awareness in the sitting 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.
Warming up with Iyengar yoga
Yoga can play a good part in preparing mentally and physically for a big walk, a run, or a bout of exercise in general.
Building strength and flexibility with support
A short, 30-minute sequence to help you build flexibility through practicing standing poses and sitting forward bends with support.
Dynamic short sequence to increase energy and motivation
A dynamic short sequence with a few backbends to increase energy and motivation for the day.
Miscellaneous session for experienced students (420)
This is a slightly shorter and perhaps more diverse sequence than we might usually do at this level.
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.