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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
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.
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.
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 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 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 a few more sitting pose options to open into the hips and groins.
Diagonal standing poses for tight hips and sacrum (416)
This sequence focuses on diagonal Standing Poses as an inquiry into what these variations bring and how they might help when the hips or lower back/sacral areas are tight or restricted.
Standing Poses for General Students (211)
A standing pose sequence done with the back foot to the wall.