Classes update

Hello! Spring is nearly here.  There is light and hope! Classes continue on zoom for now until we can see if the government road map pans out and live face to face classes start from the 17th May, lets see!  Until then I will see you on zoom, there is plenty of choice for everyone!   See the classes page for details.

I have made the classes page easier to see and join classes but if there are any issues just email me.  And if online is not possible for you keep checking my drawings folder below for inspiration for your home practice:

Click here for the drawings folder and click not now if you don’t have an account, you can still see the drawings

Stay in touch.  

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

BKS Iyengar in China

This year saw Guruji, BKS Iyengar, travel to China in his 93rd year.  Although Mr Iyengar has expressed that he no longer wants to travel to teach as he still teaches and coaches his granddaughter in Pune India, the summit was seen as a historical event.

The rise of interest of Iyengar yoga in China has been quite phenomenal and My Iyengar taught and met many thousands of yoga students during the 3 day summit.  He himself was an amazing example of the power of yoga, on his feet for days, meeting, greeting and teaching so many.  A true inspiration.

You can read more about the summit here on his very own website.

http://bksiyengar.com/pdf/ChinaJune2011.pdf

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