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Building strength for Nakrasana

A couple of years ago, I finally faced the challenge of developing strength for Nakrasana.  I could hold Chaturanga Dandasana just fine, but, when I tried to jump, my crocodile looked more like a slithering snake.  Friends made suggestions; none…

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Lori Berenz In Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Adho Mukha Vrksasana using blocks

I like to use blocks under my hands in Adho Mukha Vrksasana because it increases the integrity of my upper arm muscles and takes the pose out of my elbow joints.  Working like this helps me to improve my strength…

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Devin Waterbury In Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana using a chair

I like to use the chair in Pincha Mayurasana because it helps me to open up my tight shoulders. With the help of the chair, I can also access more lift and extension in my chest than otherwise. - Devin…

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My First AGM

First Impressions IYAC/ACYI recently held its 2019 conference and AGM in Winnipeg. For several students – some long-time practitioners and others newer to Iyengar Yoga – this year's event was their first IYAC/ACYI conference & AGM. Below, Duncan McNairnay, Lois…

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The Lion of Pune

The Lion of Pune Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and poet Hilary Phillips of Flesherton ON, penned these words to honour B.K.S. Iyengar. For fifteen years in a very small town, I’ve been teaching yoga to old and to young. Not…

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Student Spotlight: Ankita Vaidya

  What is your name and where do you study Iyengar Yoga? Ankita Vaidya. I am a student of Karen's at Yoga Centre London, London, Ontario, Canada How long have you been practicing Iyengar yoga? I started with Karen about…

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