B.K.S. Iyengar stated, “Backbends are to be introduced when the body is trained, tuned and toned to such an extent that it accepts the pose”. “In backbends one touches the … Read more Why backbends?
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I’ve been known to make snap decisions in minutes and always just listen to my gut while others spend a great deal of time before making more considered decisions. As … Read more Thinking of Yoga Teacher Training? What Questions should you ask?
The questions are:Do you know why you’re using them? How to use them? Are they helping you to find correct action in the pose? Are they enhancing your experience or … Read more To prop or not to prop? Is not the question.
My daily asana practice is always different. Sometimes I decide ahead of time that I am going to focus on standing poses or shoulder work. Or maybe I’ll work on … Read more Daily Practice Discoveries
The cynic in your might say, “Yeah right, sharing a picture on Instagram or a post on facebook is not caring”. Especially if you’ve read Dave Eggers book “the Circle”. … Read more Sharing is Caring
Three days spent learning, experiencing and rejuvenating with Senior Iyengar teacher, Garth McLean. I had the opportunity to attend Grant McClean’s workshop a few weekends ago, probably one of the … Read more The YoGarth Experience
Last weekend my family and I set out to go exploring. We rode our bikes from our house near UBC to Stanley park. I hadn’t been on my bike all … Read more Discovering
If you ask yoga practitioners why they practice yoga, you’ll hear many reasons. It improves flexibility, strength, mobility, calms the mind and helps them to relax. When you ask non … Read more Relaxing … anywhere
I had the chance to see Jake Clennell’s new documentary about BKS Iyengar during the Vancouver Film Festival and I’m thrilled to hear that it’s scheduled to be screened once … Read more Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, & the Student’s Journey
If you spend any time with Iyengar yoga teachers, you might notice that they have a penchant for note taking, especially after workshops or certain classes. I don’t think I … Read more Reliving teachings through our yoga journals