Each asana is the manifestation of your mental being May 05, 2021

Words paraphrased from Abhijata Iyengar.

Use the body to access the mind. "Each asana is a manifestation of your mental being." BKS Iyengar

If your mind is dull, sleepy, lazy, negative,  restless then quick movement can bring freshness,

If the mind is confused, depressed then one...

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Crystal Clarity abhijataiyengar iyengaryoga iynausspringsadhana Apr 15, 2021

It's Spring again and this means we, as a community have the opportunity to study with Abhijata Iyengar, the grandaughter of BKS Iyengar Thanks to Zoom I'm going to share with you the points of her teaching that hit home. (all quotes are not exact and are from memory and my notes)


Without...

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Introducing Gulnaaz Dashti- at the feet of the Guru geetaiyengar gulnaazdashti healingthroughyoga iyengaryoga Apr 05, 2021

I was going to write a different email this week but I just have to share with you the interview of Gulnaaz Dashti, my teacher. 

If you want to know more about Iyengar yoga from the perspective of someone who has been immersed in it right at the feet of BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and...

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Being Overextended healingthroughyoga iyengar yoga yoga practitioner Apr 05, 2021

 

We are overextended. I think most of us could feel that once we were at home and couldn't do as much as we had before. Maybe this felt relaxing, maybe this made you feel like you were going crazy, maybe you filled up all the open space.

What about on the mat? Most people say, "I go to...

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How to sit well Apr 05, 2021

The beginning of class is maybe one of the most important moments. We enter a new space on the mat and within ourselves. How we start sets the tone for how  and what we learn that day. 

This video is about Sukhasana, a crossed leg position. It is about how to sit but more importantly...

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What's behind you? gulnaazdashti iyengar yoga Feb 23, 2021

I was inspired to write this after taking a class with my teacher, Gulnaaz Dashti.

AWARENESS 

She instructed us to look at our outstretched arms in front of us and observe the wrists and fingers and then take them behind our back and stated (paraphrased from my memory) "you know what is...

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Why do we practice asana and what's up with all those props!? Jan 28, 2021

"Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down" Jiyar Gor

I found this quote on a website and thought it simply summed up what the Iyengars have been trying to teach us.  It also addresses some issues that I have confronted as a student of yoga and a teacher of...

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Yoga- hope in painful times. Dec 20, 2020

 

 

It is and will continue to be a challenging time. I hear and read that many friends and students are very depressed, upset, angry, scared and motivated. We all hope for growth and light to come from these dark times.

Each of us has our own path and our own reason for...

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Your inner warrior Dec 20, 2020

 

I’ve been talking a lot in classes about how the nervous system must be cared for and restored, especially now.

 

We are stressed, anxious and don’t know what is happening next.

It’s terrifying but also liberating not be able to plan. Who knows what the...

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What does it mean to find the flow? Dec 20, 2020

 

This week, we, the Iyengar Association members of the US, have had the blessed opportunity to learn from Abhijata Iyengar, the granddaughter of BKS Iyengar, for an entire week!

 

She is a lovely woman with a warm presence and such a healing guide during this time. She...

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Letting go Dec 20, 2020

 

 

This week, I dropped the interview with Iyengar teacher Shaw-Jiun Wang. Click on Podcasts on the website or go to Little Big Moments wherever you listen to podcasts. She had so much to say that it just about killed me to edit out some gems.

 

She said two things that...

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How to release accumulating stress from the body, mind and heart Dec 20, 2020
 

Is your life as full as your asana postures?

 
 

 

“Extension is attention. Expansion is awareness. Extension brings space and expansion brings freedom. Freedom is precision and precision is divine.“ BKS Iyengar Light on Life.

 

When you extend...

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