Yoga Dress

Many people new to yoga wonder what they should wear to yoga class. Yoga clothing that is comfortable and allows freedom of movement is best. Yoga apparel should neither be too baggy nor too tight.  Yoga shirts should be tucked into yoga pants.  Yoga outfits should be made out of breathable material such as cotton. …

Yoga Space

A yoga space is any place where we practice yoga. We can create room in our minds and hearts for yoga. Sharing a yoga space with others may mean we send others positive and welcoming messages.  Having a yoga space requires us to take time to clear out clutter in our homes. We may even …

Yoga Student

Are you a student of yoga? Many people are intrigued by yoga because of its bountiful health benefits. When I first read Light on Yoga I was attracted to reading the “Effects” section of all the yoga pose descriptions. It was not until many years later that I learned to read and re-read the method …

Yoga Teacher

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYTs) undergo rigorous yoga training to in order to pass the yoga assessment. Candidates must study Iyengar yoga for several years before they can start preparing to become Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors.  Interested students must study with a yoga mentor who guides them through the Iyengar yoga assessment process. The mentor …

Yoga Poses

The english translation of the sanskrit word Asana is seat. Although many yoga poses or yoga postures are also referred to as yoga asanas.  In B.K.S Iyengar’s Light on Yoga there are over 200 yoga poses. None of the yoga postures in  Light on Yoga are done with a yoga prop. However, yoga props are …

Yoga Classes

Have you ever been to a yoga class? Wondering what happens during group yoga classes? Most people wear yoga clothes that allow for freedom of movement. Bringing  your own yoga mat helps, but some yoga studios may provide yoga mats on site. It is important to contact the yoga teacher before coming to class and …

Yoga Mat

When was the last time you rolled out a yoga mat? Were in a group yoga class, private yoga lesson, or in an at home yoga practice session? Did you put away your own yoga prop? When will your next yoga time be? Schedule a time to practice yoga and pencil it into your schedule. …

Seasons

Spring can feel hard won especially since it does not come easily in some parts of the world. Sometimes it feels it will hardly come at all. But, it will someday.  As winter reluctantly melts away from the growing strength of the sun we can start prepare for the seasonal changes ahead. Yoga practice is …

Let Go

At the end of yoga practice we usually practice savasana known as corpse pose in English. While releasing the entire body to the floor we let go of unconscious holds and grips. The letting go doesn’t stop at the physical level. We soften and relax so we can let go of thoughts about the future …