Shoulder blades, Ribs: Arching Back and Twisting

This session explores the role of the shoulder blades in accessing the how we hold our chest: lifted or slumped. While this is a fundamental action for all asana categories: back arches, twists, forward extensions and inversions, this session links it to back arches and twists Level: Experienced Beginners, Intermediate, Gentle Duration: 75 mins Props […]

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 […]

Strengthening the Weak Underbelly of the Arms: The Triceps

This is a deceptively simple session that targets an area of the arm that we ignore in most arm movements: the ‘Triceps’. This underside of the arms are weak for many people, and with age, a visible ‘sagging’ of this area becomes apparent. Weakness in this area significantly reduces the strength of our arms, creates […]

Hip and Spine Movements to Complement Running/ Walking/ Sitting at Desk

Overall addressal of joints of the lower body, and the spine, that balances running, walking, or sitting at the desk for long hours.  This session is a mix of asanas, and discrete joint movements to isolate and mobilise joints of the spine, hips, knees, and ankles. Level: All levels Duration: 75 min. Props needed: yoga […]

Ardha chandrasana and Parivrtta ardha chandrasana

Exploration of the two standing asanas: Ardha chandrasana and Parivrtta ardha chandrasana. Being standing asanas, these positions tone and invigorate the legs, build strength and confidence. They also bring in the additional elements of balance, thereby increasing focus.

Strengthening Legs from Thighs to Ankles

Using different arrangement of props to isolate and strengthen different parts of the leg – from the thighs, to the ankles. This session uses a combination of fast, dynamic actions, and longer holds in supported positions  

Building up to Challenging Leg and Knee Actions

Part of our Short Course on healthy knees, this session is for those whose knees are ready for some adventurous actions.  With the foundation of proper alignment, and with healthy hips and ankles, knees can become strong and resilient through these varied actions level: Intermediate Duration: 75 mins. Props needed: blankets, belt, blocks