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.
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 […]
Iyengar yoga is interested in integration. Although we work with certain parts of the body in certain asanas, the Iyengar method teaches us that all asanas originate in the core of one’s being. Mr Iyengar says “Practice asanas by creating space in the muscles and even the bones of your body. Practice asanas by creating […]
Here’s a short and chatty interview with Simon Joannou. Simon is a co-founder of Marrickville Yoga Centre, and is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Among his many tasks, Simon regularly helps assess and certify new yoga teachers for the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. He also trains new teachers at the Marrickville yoga studio. […]