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Dwi hatsa bhujasana is a key pose within the group of asanas known as arm balances. This post aims to break dwi hasta bhujasana down into clearly defined stages that isolate important actions and techniques. This will help you to approach the pose with confidence. Dwi...read more
Yoga alignment is a subject that we engage with constantly as yoga practitioners. Cultivating body awareness and mindfulness in action are fundamental to the practice of yoga and are intrinsically linked to the benefits that we derive from it. Learning these skills...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Background Trikonasana (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...read more
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....read more
There are many Iyengar yoga poses that help to relieve lower back pain. This post takes an in-depth look at a particularly soothing one: a supported version of the pose pavana muktasana. For many practitioners it is a trusted "go to" pose that can relieve aching and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
This post looks at Bakasana (crane/crow pose) from an Iyengar yoga perspective. It breaks the pose down into preparatory stages that can be beneficial when practiced in isolation, or as part of a step-by-step progression towards the full pose. There are many benefits...read more
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