Salamba Purvottanasana – Restorative Yoga

Salamba Purvottanasana – Restorative Yoga

Salamba Purvottanasana is a great example of an Iyengar yoga restorative pose that can help to rejuvenate energy levels. Much of what is today known as “restorative yoga” has evolved from the teachings of the contemporary Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar....
Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain – Pavana Muktasana

Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain – Pavana Muktasana

Pavana Muktasana Iyengar yoga contains many poses that can help to relieve lower back pain. This post takes an in-depth look at a supported version of the yoga pose pavana muktasana. For many practitioners it is a trusted “go to” pose that can help soothe...
Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose) – Iyengar Yoga

Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose) – Iyengar Yoga

This post explores methods for learning the yoga pose vrschikasana (scorpion pose). Vrschikasana is an advanced asana that combines aspects of both inversions and backbends. Eventually this demanding pose is practiced by placing the soles of your feet on the top of...
Pranayama – What is it? And how to start.

Pranayama – What is it? And how to start.

Pranayama is the aspect of yoga related to breathing and breath control. This ancient practice is often treasured by long-term yogis, but can be notoriously difficult for newer students to grasp. Even seasoned practitioners might experience multiple false starts when...
Iyengar Yoga Preparation for Headstand (Sirsasana)

Iyengar Yoga Preparation for Headstand (Sirsasana)

Iyengar yoga has an array of preparatory poses that will help you to build a strong foundation when learning how to do sirsasana (headstand). Before progressing to the stage of actually standing on your head, it is important that you have acquired the strength...