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Dawn of Wisdom

For our last day with Abhijata, she covered the process and particulars of Pranayama practice (regulation of the breath) – why we do it, when to start it, and how…

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Building Discrimination with Warrior I

Day 3 of Abhijata’s celebration was a study of Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I). It reminded me of the approach Prashant Iyengar takes with his book, Alpha and Omega of Trikonasana.…

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Time and Tenacity

On our second day of celebration with Abhijata Iyengar, she reminded us that as Iyengar Yoga practitioners we follow a “typical practice cycle” through time – whether it be a…

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Happy 103!

December 14th is BKS Iyengar’s birthday and he would have been 103 this year! His daughter, Geeta Iyengar, and part of the great legacy of teaching in this method, was…

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You Find Out!

December 7th is the Birthday of Geeta Iyengar, BKS Iyengar’s daughter. After her passing two years ago, today she would have been 76. Geeta was a strong and impressionable teacher…

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Marvelous, Awesome, and Saintly Breath

This last weekend with Prashant Iyengar covered the importance of “breath participation” in asana, in therapy, and well, in pretty much everything. When we look at the breath we have…

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The Prismatic Effect

Weekend three with Prashant Iyengar took us down some familiar “schemes and themes” of his study and exploration of asanas. Last weekend he talked a lot about discovering and figuring…

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Understand Your Own Potentials

Since I ended with the idea of “potentials” yesterday in my recap, I am happy that Prashant continued that thought today through the many ways we might go about “understanding…

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Devise and Customize

Starting the second weekend with Prashant Iyengar, he continued to try to clarify this idea of “starter positions” from last week. There is more than just knowing what physical condition…

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Heavenly Trees and Celestial Dogs

Day two with Prashant Iyengar brought us to understanding the journey “from dogma to pragmatism”, from just points and actions to study and exploration. Yesterday he urged us to look…