Category Archives: Iyengar Yoga

Etiquette for Yoga Classes

Here are some basic tips for etiquette in attending yoga classes. Arrival and Greeting Habitual tardiness is disrespectful to students and teachers. Exceptions to occur rarely.  When that is the case, enter the room when there is a break in … Continue reading

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Seated and Supine

You may have noticed a recently-added class at IYCD called “seated and supine” and wondered what it is.  In her Tuesday 8:30 a.m. class — and to a lesser degree in her Wednesday noon and Thursday 4:15 p.m. classes — … Continue reading

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The Use of Props in Iyengar Yoga

There is no shame in using props. Mr. Iyengar himself uses props. I think about how I practiced other methods of yoga in the beginning which didn’t use props. When I tried my first Iyengar yoga class, the teacher had … Continue reading

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Why don’t more men do yoga? I wish I knew. Maybe because men are doers. We want to fix things. Men who are the active, outdoor type that live in Colorado may think they need to train more. No time … Continue reading

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Iyengar Sequence for Headache due to Congestion

Originally posted on Essentialyogastudio's Blog:
Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero’s pose) Lying over cross bolsters Uttanasana with head support (Standing forward bend) Adho Mukha Svanasana with head support (Downward-facing dog pose) Prasarita Padottanasana with head support (Wide legged standing forward bend)…

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Utthita Parsva Hasta Padangusthasana

Angie demos utthita hasta padangusthasana. This pose strengthens the back, hips, and abdominal organs, and helps increase flexibility in the spine. *Try this pose with your heel on a table (coffee table, kitchen table, or kitchen counter depending on your … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Ideal for Women?, An excerpt from a Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar

“Nature meant woman to be her masterpiece.” Wrote John Ruskin. Her beauty and grace, as well as her soft nature, bear witness to this. She not only possesses external beauty, but her soft graceful form belies her firmness of character … Continue reading

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