Category Archives: Yoga Asana

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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A Description of Samadhi

  Have you ever wondered what Samadhi looks like?  In our dedicated practice, we learn about the eight limbs of yoga, of which the last and highest is Samadhi, a total union of body, mind and spirit.  This is what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda

The release of the movie “Awake: The Life of Yogananda” recently sparked my interest in the history of this yogi who brought Hindu spirituality to the West.  I’m embarrassed to admit, I had his “Autobiography” on my book shelf for … 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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