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Level II 08-22-2007 - Forward Bends

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All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit.
Level II classes are for the students who have completed the introductory (Level I) course. The basic poses will be refined with an emphasis on all the standing poses. Inverted poses (headstand, plow, and shoulderstand) will be introduced. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class

Asanas: 
Sukhasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Easy Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Ardha Uttanasana
Barry Silver in Ardha Uttanasana
English name: Half Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Baddha Hasta Uttanasana
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Padahastasana
Padahastasana by Portrait Yogi
English name: Foot and Hand Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Until you can reach the feet, hold the ankles. Create space in the armpits and groins. Lift the abdomen to support the spine.
Uttanasana
Uttanasana by Franscisco
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
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
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Model: Nadine Dorrington Credit: Bob Schnell Photography
English name: Downward Facing Tree Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
Salamba Sirsasana I
Model: Sara Agelasto
English name: Supported Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Beginner's Tips from Geeta Iyengar's Preliminary CourseLearn to consolidate this position by lifting the shoulders and spine as well as the legs, from the heels to the thighs, upwards towards the buttocks. The... more
Paripurna Navasana
English name: Full Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to maintain the balance without sinking the spine and the chest. Those who cannot balance should keep the palms on the floor while the legs are up. If the legs and abdomen are not strong enough to maintain the... more
Ardha Navasana
English name: Half Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
The angle between the legs and the trunk should be wide so that the abdominal muscles are contracted. In paripurna navasana, the spinal muscles are toned and in ardha navasana, the abdominal muscles are toned. Beginner... more
Janu Sirsasana
English name: Head of the Knee Pose
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Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
Model: Bartosz Bobkowski Credit: Dharma Yoga & Ayurveda
English name: Half Bound Lotus in Intense Stretch to the West Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Malasana
Siegfried Bleher in Malasana
English name: Garland Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Squeeze the knees together.Lift the Side Waist. 
Salamba Sarvangasana I
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
English name: Shoulderstand, Supported Whole Body Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Practice this pose with the guidance of a reputable teacher first.Practice this pose with a chair or a wall. At the wall, place your 3 four-fold blanket and mat set up at the wall with the folded edges of the... more
Halasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Plow Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to maintain the lift of the spine when the toes touch the floor.Extend the hips towards the ceiling. Lift the backs of the knees.Press the Toes. Lift the Thighs, the Buttocks and the Trunk.  
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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