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Supta Padangusthasana

Background Supta padangusthasana and it's variations are an extremely versatile group of poses with a variety of applications. They are generally used later in a sequence and grouped in with calming, cooling poses. There are a range of ways to include supta...

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Adho Mukha Virasana

Background   Adho mukha virasana (downward facing hero pose) is a versatile pose that can be used in a variety of ways throughout a yoga sequence. It is an excellent counterpose following chest opening asanas. In addition, it can also be used as a recovery...

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Trikonasana

BackgroundTrikonasana (triangle pose) is one of the first poses taught to beginners learning yoga. It can appear simple but has many layers that unfold as you progress and your understanding of yoga deepens. Versatile, with a range of applications, it can be included...

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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...

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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...

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Iyengar Yoga For Runners

This post explores Iyengar yoga poses for runners. The article follows a sequence of poses that systematically focus on the main muscles that are involved in jogging. You may already include stretches in your jogging routine. This is an important way to improve muscle...

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Yoga Poses For a Healthy Spine

Yoga Poses For a Healthy Spine This post explores some of the ways in which Iyengar yoga can help to improve the health of your spine. It also highlights how yoga can be used as a preventative measure against common problems associated with the spine. Regular yoga...

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Iyengar Yoga Poses For Shoulders

This post explores a range of Iyengar yoga poses that can help to improve the health of your shoulders. The term "shoulder" is a general term that we use to denote a complex region of our bodies where bones, joints, tendons and muscles interact in way that allows...

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