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 […]
Guest post by Tanya Lippman Yoga is often sought to heal or improve the body. However, this was not my experience.For me, yoga has filled a void. For me I sought yoga as a place of hospitality. For me yoga was a home I could turn to when there were problems in my own home, […]
Iyengar yoga is interested in perseverance. In yoga asanas, we find ourselves in a state of discomfort and the question is put to us: what are we going to do about it? Pain is an inescapable aspect of life and yoga teaches us to develop skills to bear pain and go through it, rather than […]
What is Iyengar yoga? How does Iyengar yoga differ from other types of yoga? Over the next little while we’ll be exploring these questions via our Blog in a Blog Series called “What is Iyengar Yoga” In each post we’ll take one key idea or concept that Iyengar yoga is interested in and explore what […]
When I decided to start Iyengar Yoga as a beginner, I was a little worried about my level of ability, and how well I would be able to execute the poses. So, you can imagine my surprise and delight when my first class spent a solid 20 minutes ‘jumping or stepping the feet apart.’ The […]