Exploring alignment in Adho Mukha Svanasana B.K.S. Iyengar on Alignment – “Most people take the word to mean body alignment. But let me explain the impact of what alignment means to me. For me, alignment is when I practice the asana, I feel the inner mind, touching and spreading evenly everywhere, including the remotest […]
Asanas - Yoga poses
“The conjunction of effort, concentration and balance in asana forces us to live intensely in the present moment, a rare experience in modern life.” -B.K.S. Iyengar pose variations sequencing
At Marrickville Yoga Centre we run two backbend practices per week. Maintaining a regular backbend practice has a hugely beneficial impact on other asanas as through the practice of backbends the body develops enormous strength and resilience.
#1 They make us feel good Yep, they sure do. Backbends are some of the most uplifting asanas, creating a more positive sense of self. There is something about the head being down and the chest being open that changes the physical body and alters the mental perspective. As we go around in daily life so much […]
By Simon Joannou There is something about doing inversions that changes how you feel. If you come to your yoga practice feeling scattered, overwhelmed or anxious, doing Salamba Sirsasana (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) can help bring you to a state of calm. The reason we as practitioners do inversions every day is because […]
To help get you inspired, here are some quotes from the Marrickville Yoga School teachers about back bends. “Back bends bring courage and happiness. When I open up my upper back and chest, I feel I can do anything, backends are my metaphorical Wonder Woman pose.” -Di Taylor “At first when you look at a back bend, […]