Intermediate Pose Library

Explore individual asanas separately and in depth. The Intermediate Pose Library course will help you to consolidate your understanding of core Iyengar poses at the intermediate level.


Who is this course is for?

  • Individuals wanting a more detailed understanding of particular asanas
  • Those looking to supplement their practice whilst completing the Intermediate Course and other intermediate level classes

How will this course help me?

These tutorials encompass a range of key Iyengar yoga poses at the intermediate level. Gaining a more detailed understanding of these asanas will help to prepare you for the advanced level classes.


What do I get from this course?

  • A comprehensive and structured approach to key asanas at the intermediate level
  • Essential foundations and key principles clearly communicated to help you go further on your yoga journey
  • Step by step tracking of your progression through the course
  • Email reminders to help keep you motivated and on track
  • Email support from your teacher


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Course Progress

Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose

Outline: Ardha Chandrasana is one of the first new standing poses attempted once the initial introductory poses have been consolidated. Learn the basics of this pose in modified step-by-step stages in this dedicated tutorial. Once control and balance have been attained you can work on linking this pose with Trikonasana.
Benefits: Improved balance, increased hip and shoulder mobility, increased leg muscle and spine flexibility and strength, improved body awareness.
Equipment: Mat, block
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 min
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Parivrtta Trikonasana - Revolved Triangle Pose

Outline: Parivrrta Trikonasana is one of the first new standing poses to be attempted once the initial beginner asanas have been consolidated. This video tutorial teaches you the basics of this standing twist in stages. To get into the pose initially you will be working with a dynamic movement intended to cut through stiffness and build stability. Eventually you will be holding longer and coming deeper into the pose with control.
Benefits: Improved balance,  increased hip, leg and spine flexibility. Stimulation of the abdominal organs.
Equipment: Mat, block
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 min
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Salamba Purvottanasana

Focus: Salamba Purvottanasana is a great example of an Iyengar yoga restorative pose that can help to rejuvenate energy levels. This video teaches a supported version of Purvottanasana that is well suited to times of tiredness or illness. The pose has many potential yoga therapy applications, but is also a great pose to include in a home yoga practice at times when energy needs to be preserved. Whilst in the pose the chest is held in an open but supported position. The degree of chest opening is similar to what might be achieved with more dynamic backbends, but can be sustained for a considerably longer duration of time. A practitioner would ideally stay in this pose and soak up it’s benefits for at least five or ten minutes. Remaining in the pose for an extended period of time has a calming effect on the nervous system. It can help to combat stress and counteract lethargy from mental and physical exertion.
Key Poses: Salamba Purvottanasana
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets, block
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 10 min
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Supta Virasana

Focus: Supta Virasana is a great pose for improving knee mobility, and quadriceps flexibility. It is eventually an ideal starting position for an active Iyengar yoga sequence. This tutorial guides you through three different approaches to the pose. Initially a version of the pose is included for newer students working with stiffness. You are then shown how to gradually reduce your reliance on supports. Eventually you practice a version of supta virasana that requires only a bolster and blanket. Once this pose has been consolidated, it can be used as a starting point for your practice sessions.
Key Poses: Supta virasana
Equipment: Mat, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets, block
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 10 min
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Uttanasana Standing Forward Bend

Outline: Uttanasana can be used as an active pose to stretch the backs of the legs and spine. It can also be performed more passively - allowing your breath to soften and your body to feel calm. This tutorial will look at both aspects of the pose. You will also learn how to adjust the pose, if necessary, to help with lower back discomfort.
Benefits: Improves hamstring and spine flexibility. Can be used to quieten breathing and reduce fatigue.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blocks
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 min
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