Week of August 3rd

Dear Fellow Sadhakas

This week (and there’s still some of the week left… sorry about the late update) we will focus on one-legged poses.  I’m borrowing a theme from Lori Ritland, an Iyengar teacher in the Washington, DC area, who recently taught a class like this.

Geeta Iyengar, daughter of BKS Iyengar, said* that most of us climb stairs starting with the same foot every time;  start off on the same foot when walking; reach with the same arm for an ...

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Week of July 28th

Dear Fellow Sadhakas,

Let’s start with this week’s schedule:

  • The Wednesday L2 class at Island Yoga will be held as usual, a change from what I said last week.
  • I am subbing for the “Lengthen and Strengthen” class at Island Yoga, 11:00 am-12:15 pm Mon-Wed-Fri this week (July 28, 30, Aug 1).
  • In total I will offer 6 classes at Island Yoga this week:  3 regular + 3 adds.
  • There is no change in the Tuesday schedule at Ganesha’s Place: L2 at 9:30 am and ...
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Week of July 14th

Dear fellow Sadhakas,

Watching the British Open Golf Tournament these past few days, it was interesting to observe Rory McIlvoy’s posture: shoulders back, head erect, and chest lifted.  And my goodness, he could twist his body around the axis of his spine, generating a powerful and graceful swing.  It was fun to watch!

OK, Rory is 25 years old and a professional athlete.  But all of us can study the elements of good posture, observe our own habitual ways of sitting and ...

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Week of July 7th

Dear fellow Sadhakas –

When I looked out at the tidal creek a few hours ago, it appeared still and quiet in the late afternoon light.   The surface was indeed reflective and quiet, but of course the water was not still.  The tide drew the water steadily seaward, along paths shaped and smoothed by the curves of an intricate pattern of channels.

This week we focus on forward bends.  Like the waters this afternoon, we want our postures in a forward bend ...

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Light on Iyengar

LIGHT ON IYENGAR

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time last year, B.K.S. Iyengar has had a huge impact on yoga in America. In his book Light on Life, he reveals how the practice can change your life.

By B.K.S. Iyengar

BKS Iyengar YogaNo matter what style of yoga you practice or where—whether it’s Ashtanga at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado; Yee Yoga at Yoga Shanti ...

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