Rope Workshop photos- Yoga Kurunta (puppet yoga)

Puppet yoga or Yoga Kurunta can be great fun and give you a real insight into how yoga postures can feel, which will revolutionise your practice.  Yoga ropes are fantastic for helping with any areas of stiffness too.

The workshop I held on 20th July was completed with some great comments, people felt great, improved their confidence and got rid of some long standing aches and pains, with one of my students Malcolm leaving the workshop saying ‘right, where do I get ropes!’

So I thought I would share the photos with you…..

The workshop was held at the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar yoga as they have a rope wall as you can see from the photos, http://www.mdiiy.org.uk/

 my youngest yoga student looks really happy panoramic rope dog down rope sirsasana

 The  photos below are from a previous workshop I held to assist the the great and wonderful Senior teacher Marion Kilburn

   

 

Iyengar yoga benefits

There are many benefits of Iyengar yoga, one if which is that it can just make you happy.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-11-07/health/28062843_1_iyengar-yoga-moods-loving-feeling

Do try this at home!

As you may know many yogis chant the ‘om’ sounding a-u-m, at the beginning of a class.  It’s thought that chanting the om is a great way to calm the nerves and slow the breathing, however many teachers do not start the class in this way, so do try this at home:

I found this web site where you can ‘Do as one’ chant the om simultaneously with people from around the world chanting at the same time! Its great, practice at home to feel and hear the sound and loose those inhibitions!

Click here to chant the om with people around the world.

Yoga Bear practising upavistha konasana

Who could resist this beautiful bear practising a 15 minute stretching yoga sequence including upavistha konasana and variations.

The bear pictured at a Finnish zoo woke from a nap to stretch and balance effortly on her seat bones.

A lesson to us all!

Yoga Bear article