China, part 3


Parent & Kid Yoga at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of China, Guangzhou


Drawing with kids while waiting for the class to start.

Adho Mukha Vriksasana (Tree Pose) with a friend.

Adho Mukha Vriksasana (Tree Pose) with Mom.


Adho Mukha Vriksasana (Tree Pose). Now we’re on our own!


Supta Sukhasana (Reclining Cross Legs Pose).


After the clas with the children. My translator Ming is next to me on the left.


3-day women’s class. Spreading the palms of the hands and extending through the tips of the fingers in rope Adho Mukha Svanasa (Supported Downward Dog Pose). Hands are an important part of our practice as women; they influence the chest. Spread the palms and the circulation is immediately improved around the breasts.

Yoga in a shopping mall


200 women came for a 2 hour class, 40 floors up, in the tallest shopping mall in Guangzhou. They were mostly office workers from the area.


Suptha Padangustasana II (Reclining Big Toe Pose to the Side).


There was a lot of media excitement. I think I was interviewed at least five times before the class began. Some of the interviewers wanted to know what I thought about Chinese women only practicing yoga to stay thin.


Supta Padangustasana II (Reclining Big Toe Pose to the Side). As you take the right leg to the side, keep the opposite hip from following it. Align the hip bones so they are level with each other; then focus on hip joint mobility, rather than how close to the floor you can get the right leg.

© 2013 Bobby Clennell.

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One Response to “China, part 3”

  1. yogimarcia Says:

    Republicou isso em IYENGAR YOGA BLOG.

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