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Level I 08-22-2007

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A Strong Standing Poses Class for Beginning Iyengar Students. Listen to a Sample and Download This Class!

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Sukhasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Easy Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Tadasana
Credit: Nikolay Titov
English name: Mountain Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
The feet are together. The ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are in one line. Press into the feet to draw the thighs up.Fronts of the thighs move towards the backs of the thighs.Roll the outer shoulders ... more
Gomukhasana
Model: Sara Stover
English name: Cow Face Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Do not extend your lower ribs forward. Practice the arm action first before incorporating the legs.
Vrksasana
Darlene Bink in Vrksasana
English name: Tree Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
The pelvis is level.Spread the front of the pelvis.Lengthen the inner groin to bring the bent knee in line with the hips.Toes point towards the floor.Draw the abdomen towards the spine. Release the tailbone... more
Utkatasana
Utkatasana from Dharma Yoga and Ayurveda
English name: Fierce Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knees properly and maintain the lift of the spine.
Utthita Trikonasana
Utthita Trikonasana Model: Lois Steinberg, PhD
English name: Extended Triangle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Extend the Sides of the Waist.Take the shoulderblades into the back.Rotate the chest towards the ceilingDraw the outer hip underneath you.Back foot presses as much as front foot.Lengthen the underside of the chest and... more
Utthita Parsvakonasana
Angela Kukhahn in Utthita Parsvakonasana
English name: Extended Side Angle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to keep the structure of the thoracic chest broad.Do not put dead weight on the bent leg.Outer edge of back foot presses into the mat.Tuck the right buttock in so that it remains in line with the outer right knee.... more
Uttanasana
Cora Wen in Uttanasana
English name: Intense Stretch of the Spine Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
"Inhale the arms over head, palms forward, place hands beside the feet. Once the body stretches correctly, there is no need to extend the arms overhead first." - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga, A Gem for Women  Take... more
Virabhadrasana I
VIrabhadrasana I by Sandra Petra Pintaric
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knee to 90 degrees, without allowing the trunk to lean to the front. While bending the right leg to 90, do not bend the left knee. Keep the quadriceps tight. Beginners and those who find it... more
Virabhadrasana II
Virabhadrasana II  Photo Credit: Iriartin
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Extend through the outer edge of the back heel.Press into the inner and outer edges of both feet. Do not allow the trunk to lean towards the bent leg while bending the right knee and vice versa. Both sides of... more
Parsvottanasana
Model: Netta in Parsvottanasana for 2nd Trimester Pregnancy
English name: Intense Stretch of the Sides of the Body Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Press into the big toe mound of both feet to internally rotate thighs.Pull the abdomen towards the spine. Lift the torso out of the pelvis. Extend towards the head to reach the knee. Stretch the spinal... more
Prasarita Padottanasana
Prasarita Padottanasana D
English name: Extended Feet Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to spread the legs apart without allowing the feet to slide and slip off. Learn to press the outer edges of the feet, like the application of the brake to a vehicle.Learn to concave the back using the arms and... more
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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