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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
Forward Bends for Advanced Students
A forward bend live class for advanced level students. Filmed at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio. Now available on-demand. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 3
Session 3 will add an extra shoulder-opening variation, and continue with the Standing Poses already practised and one new addition.
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 2
The second session of the Beginners course will continue with some shoulder-opening poses, a review of the standing poses, and a few more sitting pose options to open into the hips and groins.
Standing pose sequence with the whole back to the wall (216)
Today’s sequence is for finding where we are out of alignment.
Standing Poses for General Students (211)
A standing pose sequence done with the back foot to the wall.
Standing Poses for Experienced Students (411)
This class takes the student through a classic standing pose sequence, emphasising certain actions to follow and things to observe as we come to each pose.