Working with the Wall in Standing Poses: An All Levels Iyengar Yoga Class | iHanuman


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Working with the Wall in Standing Poses: An All Levels Iyengar Yoga Class

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Inspired by a weekend workshop with David Meloni, the most senior certified teacher in the world, this 75 minute adaptation from the workshop is a creative and supportive practice of standing poses using the wall. 

Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Upavistha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Seated Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
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
Ardha Chandrasana
Bobby Clennell in Ardha Chandrasana at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga 2010
English name: Half Moon Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Those who find it difficult to balance can use the support of the wall. During pregnancy, keep the hand elevated on a block to keep the pelvis broadened which makes breathing easier for the mother and space is... more
Parivrtta Trikonasana
Teacher: Cora Wen
English name: Revolved Triangle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to balance having a full extension of the spinal muscles and expansion of the chest. Learn to get the sense of balance and the rotation of the spine maintaining the alignment of the trunk with the legs.Learn to... more
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
Model: George Purvis, Houston Iyengar Yoga
English name: Revolved Half Moon Pose
Practice type: Standing, Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
One should perform Ardha Chandrasana before Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana. This asana can be done with the support of the wall. 
Bharadvajasana I
Model: Kate Hallahan Zuckerman Credit: Ellie WIlliams, Cville
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Bharadvaja
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Beginner
Draw the shoulderblades in the back to lift the sternum. Learn to turn the spine laterally before attempting to clasp. Pay attention to the fact that the turn is always to the opposite side that the legs are placed on... 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
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Whole Body Bridge Formation Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Beginner
Stretch the spine towards the neck, keep the heels firmly on the ground. 

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