Tag Archives: Iyengar Yoga

Solar Eclipse

Let the solar eclipse happening April 8th, 2024 inspire your yoga practice. In Light on Yoga Sutras by B.K.S. Iyengar there are two yoga sutras on the sun and moon. Sutra III.28 ” By samyama on the moon, the yogi will know the position and system of the stars.” and Sutra III.27 ” By samyama …

Late Fall

Late Fall is a wonderful time of year to gear up for winter using Iyengar Yoga. After all the snow could fly at any moment. The daylight is shortening and the nights are becoming longer. Plus the cold temps are driving us all indoors. Using your Iyengar Yoga Practice is a fantastic way to stay …

fall

As we move deeper into the fall, the changing temps and daylight show their effect on the landscape. Nature is always changing, Iyengar Yoga helps us to accept these evolving natural patterns gracefully. Some folks love autumn others are mourning summer while there are those who  are eagerly awaiting snowfall. Wherever you are at with …

Yoga Month

September is yoga month according to the Department of Health and Wellness since 2008. Usually one may think of going back to school and the changing of the seasons from late summer to early fall.  It is also time to recognize your yogic activities and efforts. Make time for Iyengar yoga everyday whether it is …

Yoga Cleanse

When we practice Iyengar Yoga we are giving our embodiment a yoga bath. This yogic cleanse helps us nourish our cells. The first niyama is called sauca meaning cleanliness and purity. In Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B.K.S. Iyengar translates sutra II.41 to mean “When the body is cleansed, the mind purified and the …

Yogic Progress

Progress in Iyengar Yoga is not linear. Many long time Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYTs) frequently advocate for Iyengar Yoga students to not focus exclusively on improving one’s yoga pose. By practicing Iyengar Yoga daily we can become more in tune to purifying our yogic consciousness as opposed to making our yoga postures better. Backsliding …

Yoga Relief

Regularly practicing Iyengar Yoga can help relieve suffering.  There are different reasons why we face instability and heartache during our lifetimes. Doing Iyengar Yoga helps remove the root causes of our afflictions just like one pulls weeds out of a garden. Iyengar Yoga is not limited to physical yoga postures. Reading ancient yoga texts and …

Release

Through Iyengar yoga practice we can release our emotions and muscular tension. Iyengar yoga can give relief to those who practice. Iyengar Yoga has many different sequences that help the Iyengar Yoga  practitioner heal and relax hardened muscles.  Success in this practice requires patience and persistence. Also, knowing how much energy and effort to put …

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 …