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Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sequence

Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sequence

This simple sequence of standing poses will be ideal for kickstarting your yoga home practice. It concentrates mainly on standing poses, and includes a couple of inverted poses that are central to a classical Iyengar Yoga sequence. The inverted poses are intended for...

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Iyengar Yoga Chair Backbends

Iyengar Yoga Chair Backbends

This post demonstrates how to use a chair to learn dwi pada viparita dandasana and eka pada vipartita dandasana. These two poses illustrate common techniques and approaches used in the Iyengar method. Chair backbends are supported poses that allow you to practice both...

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How To Do Sirsasana (Headstand) Step By Step

How To Do Sirsasana (Headstand) Step By Step

Salamba Sirsasana (headstand) is one of the main asanas that form the nucleus of an Iyengar Yoga practice. B.K.S. Iyengar describes it in his book "Light On Yoga" as being "the king of all yoga poses". Headstand, or one of its variations is included in virtually every...

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Shoulder Opening Standing Poses

Shoulder Opening Standing Poses

Head to the classes page to stream Weekly Intermediate Class 41. This 35 minute class will help to improve the mobility of your shoulders. Some specific shoulder poses are included in the sequence, but in addition to this, adaptations have been made to other classical...

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Forward Bends And Twists – Week 28

Forward Bends And Twists – Week 28

This week we have released three new classes. The beginner class focusses only on standing poses, whilst the other two classes concentrate on forward bends and twists. They are ready to be streamed now from the all classes section of yogaselection.com. EXPRESS...

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Iyengar Yoga For Lower Back Pain

Iyengar Yoga For Lower Back Pain

There are numerous ways in which Iyengar Yoga can help to reduce lower back pain. Although there are many causes for lower back pain, it is very common for people to arrive at yoga classes with this pain originating at least in part from tight hamstrings. Stiffness in...

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Relaxation In Every Asana

Relaxation In Every Asana

Progressing with Asana requires not only strengthening the body, but focussing the mind. Yoga provides a framework of techniques that help to foster and enhance self awareness. This greater degree of self awareness only becomes possible via fostering relaxation in...

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Yoga Poses For Abdominal Strength

Yoga Poses For Abdominal Strength

This post explores the abdominal strengthening poses urdhva prasarita padasana and paripurna navasana (boat pose). It is intended as a companion piece to the Weekly Advanced Class 19. This class can be found in the Weekly Classes section of YogaSelection. Improving...

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New Standing Pose Videos

New Standing Pose Videos

Two new standing pose videos are now ready to stream in the Weekly Classes section of YogaSelection. Standing Poses In 50 Minutes - Weekly Intermediate Class 27 The 50 minute duration of this class allows sufficient time to work through a full sequence of standing...

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Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar

This article explores Surya Namaskar (sun salutes) from an Iyengar Yoga perspective. Surya Namaskar is a warming sequence of movements that can help to stimulate your heart rate and boost your energy levels. It can strengthen your wrists, arms and chest, and bring...

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How to Do a Handstand and Headstand

How to Do a Handstand and Headstand

Find the Weekly Intermediate Class 43 in the Classes Section of yogaselection.com. This class is an opportunity to focus on sirsasana (headstand) and adho mukha vrksasana (handstand). These two famous inversions are presented in both their preparatory stages, and...

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Two New Backbend Videos On YogaSelection

Two New Backbend Videos On YogaSelection

Two new videos focussing on backbends have just been released on yogaselection.com. Head to the weekly classes section of the website to stream the classes. BACKBENDS AND INVERSIONS - WEEKLY INTERMEDIATE CLASS 29 Improve your backbends, inversions and standing poses...

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Arm Balances – Week 31 Classes

Arm Balances – Week 31 Classes

This weeks classes build on some of the work from last week. Arm balances are featured in both classes. The intermediate and advanced classes are now ready to stream from yogaselection.com. HIPS, WRISTS AND ABDOMINALS - WEEKLY INTERMEDIATE CLASS 31 This class begins...

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