Our theme today is forward bends. When the head is rested in a forward extension it bring quiet to the brain. A perfect finish to the year 2020, which has had us all over the place. Now is a good time to keep your head down for some quiet reflection, then begin the new year…

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We are taking things at a steady pace in this class, with a strong focus on lengthening the body in forward bends, standing poses, supine stretches and then some inversions. As always, please adapt the poses for your ability, your props and your condition.

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Yoga for the Heart: we will focus on poses that open the heart, that open the auricles and ventricles, and give the benefits of inverted poses (even if you do not do headstand). Inversions boost the major systems of the body (circulatory, respiratory, nervous and glandular) and give rest to the heart. Many of the…

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Today we focus on abdominals. Through supine poses, standing poses and twists we will pay attention to the lower abdomen, specifically the internal and external oblique muscles. These muscles work with the lower spine to build core strength and a healthy back. Work to your own ability and always listen to your back. I hope…

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Dear yoga students, today we are taking a gentle approach to forward extensions. In this time of uncertainty and anxiety around the pandemic and social distancing, we are not our usual selves. Everything has taken on a new dimension. After recommendations from Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar, the granddaughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, we are advising students to…

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