Posts Tagged ‘Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York’

Props Workshop in NYC: September 24

October 14, 2017

Props: Awakening The Intelligence

I recently taught this workshop at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. Props both inform us and ground us, holding the body secure and providing needed support. We explored the possibilities the props can unlock within the body in both familiar and lesser known set-ups. Here are just a few of the poses:

Adho Mukha Svanasana with rope. In this version, a small foam block was also used. Place the knot or small block where it is needed – where the intelligence needs to be bought to bear on area – and then slowly straighten the legs.  Not for beginners.

Parivritta Parsvakonasana toward the trestler.

Marichyasana III. The Simhasana (heart) bench provides help with the seated twists. I.e., provides access to the top of the sacrum so it can be lifted and moved into the body.

Marichyasana III again. Pushing against the curve of the viparita dandasa  bench to provide a fulcrum from which to lift the anterior spine.

Paryankasana with the simhasana bench.

Pariankasana with simhasana bench and platform.

Being dropped back to the viparita dandasana bench.

Parivritta Janu Sirsasana with a weight and trestler.

We were all very happy that Kevin Gardiner dropped by!

We finished with Bhishmasana.

Click to read my blog post about Bhishma.

© 2017 Bobby Clennell.

 

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Yoga stories

January 5, 2013

Watch Me Do Yoga: a how to story

"Here's what we do first…"

Ada in New York is helping her daddy, Neil, practice yoga. “Here’s what we do first…”

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“…and this comes next. Are you ready, daddy?”

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‘Now stand up straight and tall,’ like in the picture.” Photos by Simone Leonhardt.

Kid love yoga around the world:

Watch Me Do Yoga

Helena and Irene Ortiz are ready to do yoga in Columbia. Photo by Ilse Bedolla.

River Paryankasana

River does Paryankasana, or “Fish-Rockets-to-the-Moon Pose” in Corte Madera, California. Photo by Jory Serota.

Dhanurasana or Bow Pose

Honoka, Ayane and Yu practice Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose, in Japan. Photo by Sachiko Willis.

To fold, or to roll? That is the question:

Layla cleans up after a class at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York. “Time to put the mat away.”

I'll just fold it up.

“I’ll just fold it up.”

Help, mom!

“Help, mom!”

This is hard to carry.

“This is hard to carry.”

I'm not having trouble.

Olivia Pham, in Tucson, Arizona, likes to roll up her mat. Sent in by her aunt, Ellen Huang.

Cats have all the answers.

Cats have all the answers.

Keep sending your pictures!

© 2013 Bobby Clennell.

Lucienne Vidah

May 26, 2011

This is Lucienne Vidah, one of the twenty -three teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. She is wearing the new limited edition tee-shirt that I designed to commemorate the up-coming Yogathon being held at the Institute on Sunday June 5th. The drawings of B.K.S. Iyengar practicing were extrapolated from one of the sequences in my animated short Yantra. From Sirsasana, Guruji drops back into Viparita Dandasana, and then effortlessly moves into Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana.

© 2011 Bobby Clennell.