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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 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.
Developing stability and focus using supports
This session aims to bring awareness to the peripheral limbs and core 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
Finding stability and focus in sitting poses and forward bends
This sequence helps to bring stability and to develop awareness in the sitting poses.
Quieter sequence suited for menstrual cycle
This sequence is aimed towards opening the chest, the groins, and lower pelvic region, as well as quietening the nervous system.
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.
A short session focusing on shoulders, hips, upper back, and abdominals
This 40-minute session brings us into the shoulders, upper back, abdominals, and hips.
Short Post-Exercise Session
A short yoga session to cool down and to come back to neutral after a run or physical exercise.
Short Pre-Exercise Sequence
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.
Short restorative and nerve quieting sequence
A short restorative sequence that will quieten the mind and will help us become more inwardly observant and attentive.
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 6
In this sequence, we will build on a few base poses, in standing and 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.