Iyengar yoga is based on principles of Ashtanga yoga,(the 8 limbs) with an emphasis on improving stamina, flexibility, concentration, and balance. Proper alignment of the asanas is extremely important. Iyengar yoga makes use of various props so that everyone can perform the poses as competently as possible. Body alignment and symmetry are very important, as is intensity of execution of the asanas. The poses in Iyengar yoga are done with great attention to detail, and each yoga student tries to achieve the poses to the best of their ability.
Iyengar yoga makes use of props, like cushions, blankets, belts, and blocks. That way, if a student has not yet achieved the strength or flexibility necessary for an asana, the props can be used as learning aids. Props also allow the yoga student to hold positions for longer periods than might be possible without them. Shri Iyengar’s system of more than 200 classic asanas includes poses that are simple as well as very advanced poses, and everything in between. Emphasis on correct body alignment allows the body to develop symmetrically while minimizing risk of pain or injury.
Sharon will teach and explain the benefits of each asana, the modifications and any contraindications. This is an “intensive” workshop, really getting into the depth of each of the chosen asanas. If you have no plans for Saturday afternoon, come and educate your mind and body. (You can trick or treat afterwards!)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st
2:30pm to 5:30pm - 2 hours
Cost: $20 per person
You can bring your own mat, or borrow one. All props for poses will be provided.