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FIVE STEP STRENGTH PREP FOR CHATURANGA DANDASANA

Chaturanga Dandasana is challenging. Many yoga students just collapse, or immediately drop to their knees when faced with this “hovering stick pose.” These 5 steps help build strength and coordination.

7 STEPS TO PRIME YOUR HOME YOGA PRACTICE

Seven make-sense, easy steps (# 5 is "wash your feet ) for getting on your mat and doing yoga, particularly for Iyengar yoga practitioners.

12 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR DOWNWARD-FACING DOG (Adho Mukha Svanasana )

For yoga teachers and advanced/intermediate students, particularly Iyengar yogini: 12 Steps to improve your downward-facing dog

5 STEP IYENGAR YOGA WARM-UP

Follow these five easy steps to empty your mind and enlighten your energy before beginning your Yoga practice.

15 Steps for Refining Your Sarvangasana

Senior Iyengar instructor Dassa Oppenheimer's 15 Steps for refining Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).

MORE ON QUIETING THE BRAIN FROM SENIOR IYENGAR TEACHER

Addition to the article on TEN STEPS TO QUIET THE BRAIN: POSITIONING THE EYE IN ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA defines the difference between brain and mind.

TEN STEPS TO QUIET THE BRAIN: Positioning the Eye in Asana, Pranayama, and Pratyahara

Senior Iyengar teacher Dassa Oppenheimer instructs yoga students how to quiet the brain by relaxing the eye.

How to do Pratyahara, the Least Known Yoga Pratice: Five steps, Five senses.

5 steps to Pratyahara, the least known and practiced of the eight limbs of yoga, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer

How to Do a Proper Shavasana (corpse pose)- 10 STEPS

Ten important steps for doing a proper shavasana, corpse pose, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer to her Cambridge, MA, students.

IYENGAR YOGA AND THE SACRUM: a mind-blowing epiphany

An epiphany: Getting down in forward bend without rounding the shoulder has a lot to do with fifth sacral vertebrae.

Yoga Teachers Can Change Your Life

Tons of people can say yoga changed their lives; half as many can credit their yoga teacher. Some are good, some great, others extraordinary and gifted. Karin Stephan was the jewel of a teacher strewn in my path. A sapphire? ... Continue Reading →

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