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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! Standing poses are used to cultivate space and stability. Generally, when focusing on stability, we use the “hard” props like bricks, walls or a chair. Certainly for beginners this is a good option. However, once a practitioner has explored with some depth this way of working it is truly interesting to take the standings on a softer surface and observe the challenges to proprioception and balance. The poses with head support really encourage us to soften the organs of perception (janendriyas) which a primarily in the face, while keeping the organs of action (karmendriyas) active. The bolster isn’t just for lying around on! #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yoga #iyengaryoga #infinitepossibilities #yoga #yogasydney #asana #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Four ways to take Vrksasana with props. The use of props make the pose accessible to students who struggle with both stability and mobility issues. They also, however, give opportunity to explore the hip rotation and pelvic opening more fully and for a sustained period of time. I find the supine variation with my feet supported on a brick particularly beneficial when held for 5 or 6 minutes either side - much longer than I could hold Utthita Vrksasana! #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #heresfourtheresmore #yogaaustralia #yoga #yogaworkshop


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to explore Vrksasana, tree pose. I regularly teach these three “steps” to Vrksasana, seen on the right panel. I have students hold the first one for a period of time or repeat several times so as to be well practiced at balancing on one leg, externally rotating the aerial leg hip and compacting the hips, stabilising the pelvis and lifting the chest. We then begin experimenting with the flexion of the knee and ankle to bring the foot up higher on the standing leg. The foot is “just touching” and not pushing on the inner knee. Finally we take the foot up to complete the pose but if balance or uprightness is lost we redo the steps. It is a helpful process to ensure fundamental actions are experienced and understood. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #iyengaryoga #yogasydney #yogainspiration #yogaworkshop #yogaaustralia #yoga #dogpose


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HERE’s FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Here are just four (the last two are the same just different angles) ways to take Tadadana, Mountain Pose. While this pose appears pretty simple, the actions required in order to have correct alignment are fundamental to so many poses that come later in practice, including Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) and Sirsasana (headstand). The arm variation help to cultivate an openness and extension within the body. Seen here; Tadasana, Urdhva Hastasana, Urdhva Namaskarasana, Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana. These arm variations can also be taken while sitting. This is an excellent way to relieve tension in neck and shoulders when sitting for extended periods at a desk. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yoga


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HERE’s FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to take restorative poses with a chair. I really enjoy these four at the end of a back bending practice. Seen here; Pavana Muktasana, Savasana with neck traction, a variation on Prone Savasana and Savasana with elevated legs - excellent for promoting a spreading of the muscles of the lower back, especially if we can stay for a period of time, say ten minutes. Restorative poses and practices are essential for balancing the nervous system. Take a moment to sit and observe your energy and breath after taking these poses. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yogasydney #yogainspiration #heresfourtheresmore #iyengaryoga #yoga #infinitepossibilities


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! Just four ways to take back bends with the chair. My intention with sharing these poses is that it will facilitate an exploratory, fresh and engaged self practice, a hallmark of the Iyengar Yoga method. If you are new to yoga, or new to these poses, it is always sage to first seek guidance from an experienced teacher. Did you know that almost every country in the world has an Iyengar Yoga Association which lists the contact information of all certified teachers? This is a great place to start if looking for a well trained teacher in your local area. Pictured here is; Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Viparita Dandasana, Paryankasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana. I hope it leads to practice with an open heart and lifted energy. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #iyengaryoga #yogasydney #yogainspiration


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What a great use of props !😙 @Regranned from @iyogaproject - HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Twisting poses with a chair. The chair offers the opportunity to remain "lifted" in the pose, which in turn gives us access to the spine and the ability to extend as we revolve. Seen here; Marichyasana III, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Pasasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana. I hope these poses will facilitate a practice centred on exploration. Try the pose without the prop, then with the prop, and again without and see what happens - physically, mentally and energetically. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #yoga #heresfourtheresmore - #regrann


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Twisting poses with a chair. The chair offers the opportunity to remain "lifted" in the pose, which in turn gives us access to the spine and the ability to extend as we revolve. Seen here; Marichyasana III, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Pasasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana. I hope these poses will facilitate a practice centred on exploration. Try the pose without the prop, then with the prop, and again without and see what happens - physically, mentally and energetically. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #yoga #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to take seated poses with the assistance of the chair. Seen here; Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Mulabandhasana and Urdhva Mukha Badha Konasana. Once you try these see how the other seated poses can be taken in similar ways. #iyogaproject #infiniteiyengar #yoga #yogasydney #yogaprops #yogapose #iyengaryoga #heresfourtheresmore #yogaeverydamnday #infinitepossibilities


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! We commence Forward Bending week tomorrow at the gallery. To get you in the mood, for a deep and peaceful Sunday practice, here are four forward bends with a chair. Featuring Janu Sirsasana, Ardha Badha Padma Paschimottanasana, Kurmasana and Malaysians. The practice is limitless with countless ways to explore the physical self and journey towards knowing our inner being better. Stay and breathe and listen. #iyogaproject #infiniteiyengar #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogasydney #yogainspiration #iyengaryoga #yogaprops #yogapose #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE'S FOUR, THERE'S MORE. Standing Poses with a Chair.....and a dog who refused to get out of the photo. #iyogaproject #yoga #infiniteiyengar #iyengaryoga #yogaprops #yogapose #heresfourtheresmore #yogaeverydamnday #homepractice #trysomethingnew


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