Long Holds in Supported Positions

Holding an asana for a long period of time lets the effect of the asana ‘seep’ in.  Supported positions that make possible long holds are one of the boons of the methodology developed by shri BKS Iyengar. They calm the nervous system, and are conducive for a meditative and breath-centric practice. This sequences is also […]

Resilient Ankles: Balancing, Flexing, Extending

This session picks up from the previous session in this short course.  It starts with exploring the role of ankles in standing balancing, weight bearing/ loading the ankles in both flexed and extended positions. The session ends with thorough resting of the calf area This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it […]

Beyond Squatting to Arm Balances and Inversions

This session goes beyond malasana (the squatting position), to integrating the ‘softness’ of the groins into arm balances and basic inversions (including a deliciously quiet supported sarvangasana with chair) Level: Intermediate Duration: 90min Props needed: 2 blocks, yoga strap, access to a wall, this session uses 3 chairs/ a combination of chairs and low tables […]

Vasisthasana Part II: Attempting the Final Independent Asana

Use of props makes many asanas – especially intermediate and advanced level asanas – accessible to practitioners who might otherwise not be able to approach these asanas at all. But for those who are able, practicing an asana with the aid of props does not automatically develop the skills for practicing the independent  asana. In this […]