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Pose of the Week: Parivrtta Trikonasana

Pose of the Week: Parivrtta Trikonasana

The pose of the week is Parivrtta Trikonasana. Parivrtta means to turn around or revolve and trikon means triangle. Asana means pose. Therefore, this is called the revolving triangle pose in English.  More info...

Pose of the Week: Utkatasana

Pose of the Week: Utkatasana

This week’s pose of the week is Utkatasana. Utkata in Sanskrit means “wild, frightening, above the usual, intense, gigantic, furious or heavy”.  In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar gives the definition: “powerful, fierce, uneven.”  It is often referred to as ‘Chair pose’. More info...

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 2

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 2

This week we are focusing on Virabhadrasana 2 - translated as Warrior Pose 2. As you may know there is also a first and a third version. Either love it or hate it, it’s intense. It’s static and in that duration of holding the asana, lots of thoughts take hold. Don’t they? What crosses your mind when you’re in it?   More info...

Pose of the Week: Vrksasana

Pose of the Week: Vrksasana

This week’s pose of the week is Vrksasana. Vrks means tree, so it’s tree pose. It’s a balancing pose. The main challenge in this pose is to find symmetry and balance in an asymmetrical posture. Last week we looked at the hip in Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle pose).  It’s the same action in Vrksasana.   More info...

Pose of the Week: Trikonasana

Pose of the Week: Trikonasana

This week’s pose of the week is Trikonasana. As you may know Trikon means triangle. So it’s triangle pose.  But where exactly is the triangle/s? Actually the full name of the pose is Utthita Trikonasana, so it’s an extended triangle. More info...

Pose of the Week: Tadasana

Pose of the Week: Tadasana

This week we are bringing some light on Tadasana. Tadasana is the first standing pose taught in Iyengar Yoga. Tadasana means Mountain Pose. It is also called Samasthiti meaning balance and standing. So two words: balance and mountain. These instantly evoke the idea of stability, evenness, height, grounded-ness, poise. More info...

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Path

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Path

Learn to become an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Do you love yoga? Would you like the opportunity to express and communicate with others that love of yoga? Do you want the unique opportunity to learn through one-on-one teacher/student apprenticeship? Want to join a vibrant community of teachers whose knowledge is formed by their own Sadhana (practice experience)? More info...

What is the importance of Downward Facing Dog Pose as a beginner?

What is the importance of Downward Facing Dog Pose as a beginner?

Adho Mukha Svanasana is the Sanskrit term for Downward Facing Dog pose (Ar-doh MOO-kah Shvan-AH-sa-nah).  In the beginners’ course it is learnt after the standing poses.    Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the quintessential asanas (poses/postures) in the Iyengar system of yoga and offers many benefits.    More info...

Is yoga meditation?

Is yoga meditation?

Only a handful of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras directly reference yoga asana (yoga postures) and when they do, the intention of asana as meditation is clear.     More info...

Is yoga on your New Year's Resolutions list?

Is yoga on your New Year's Resolutions list?

  If practicing yoga is on your New Year's Resolutions List, be sure to choose a yoga class that’s right for you.  Here’s how to sort the wheat from the chaff and find the class that's right for you...   More info...

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