Creative Yoga

Are you a creature of habit? Do you typically eat the same foods at home and order your particular favorite dishes at restaurants? Or do you like try a wide range of flavors and spices and willing to take risks not just in the kitchen but in other areas of your life? Becoming too attached to objects and even thoughts can impede on our yogic journey. One of the five yamas (social observances) is called aprigraha. B.K.S. Iyengar describes in Sutra II. 39 Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, “ Aprigraha means not only non-possession and and non-acceptance of gifts, but also freedom from rigidity of thought.” Our thoughts to actions. Observe in your Iyengar Yoga Practice if you are always doing poses the way. Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers call this being mechanical. It’s important to try different ways to do postures. There are props, books, and teachers available to provide some helpful hints on how to bring creativity into your Iyengar Yoga Practice.


Study With Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Monica Plante