About Iyengar

Is Yoga beneficial or too dangerous for me

Yoga, once the pastime of contemplative types, now comes in more varieties than ice-cream. All yoga has postures, relaxation and controlled breathing as core ingredients. But some schools emphasise power and strength and can include exercises that verge on the unnatural. Headstands, which you tell your children not to do, are a favourite of some yoga devotees, as are shoulder stands (not good for all the major nerve junction in your armpit) ...

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Old 70’s video of B K S Iyengar yoga asana practice

In this video, Iyengar, who descendants, students, and admirers fondly called “Guruji,” demonstrates and expresses his purest intentions in the form of asana, with nothing but the floor, space, gravity, and himself as tools.

Many of us weren’t around or into yoga early enough to witness how Guruji himself practiced, so this barebones, unembellished rendering of long, single takes of the yoga guru during his moving meditation is both a privilege and delight to see

Courtesy of www.doyouyoga.com

 

 

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Healing Lower Back Pain with Iyengar Yoga

Lower back pain is a common occurrence as we age and become less physically active. Over the years at North Shore Yoga we have worked with hundreds of students with various levels of pain and with regular yoga practice combined with specific guidance on postures and yoga poses we seen some amazing outcomes.

Below is a very informative article that was published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.;

Abstract
Low back pain is a significant public health problem that has reached ...

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10 Yoga Dont’s – Things to Avoid

Article courtesy of Hannah Lovegrove

When Mumbai’s former demolition man and ex-deputy municipal commissioner G R Khairnar was rushed to hospital after a marathon yoga session, reports blamed his condition on his monstrous obsession with yoga: He would practise for 12 hours a day.

‘If someone has practiced something the wrong way, it doesn`t mean you can blame yoga. It`s like saying, `Is too much dancing going to kill you` or `Is too much cricket going to kill you,’ says ...

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Yoga – it’s never too late to reap the benefits

Yoga: it’s never too late to reap the benefits

Courtesy of Josephine Fairley – www.theguardian.com

Yoga can help fight stiffness, hardening of the arteries, hormonal fluctuations, depression and loss of bone density. And, says Josephine Fairley, you can start at any age,

Looking at the famous photographs of BKS Iyengar – the grey-haired, bendy-bodied yoga guru (born, so we’re told, in 1918) – might have one of two effects. First, to inspire awe at how ...

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Padmasana Lotus Pose and knee joint forces

Joint Reaction Forces, Padmasana, and the Knees

Article courtesy of Ray and Chris – The Daily Bandha

Yoga poses such as Padmasana can take your knees to the limit of their natural mobility. The idea is to do this without injuring yourself. Knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics can help. While it’s true that an injury can teach you a lot, I’ve been through that and those are hard lessons. For the rest of this incarnation, I’m opting for the easier lessons ...

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What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

Article courtesy of nytimes.com

By TARA PARKER-POPE

This week, the international yoga community said goodbye to a beloved teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar, who died at 95. He is credited with bringing yoga to the Western world and making it accessible to every age and walk of life. To learn more about what makes Iyengar yoga so special to those who practice it, I spoke with Carrie Owerko, a teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. She was also ...

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A tribute to Marina Dmitri

The team at Iyengar North Shore Yoga would like to pay tribute to Marina Dmitri, a true yogi whom died unexpectedly on the 8th January 2016.

She had an amazingly positive influence on everyone she met. Marina was too beautiful for this world. She was taken from this earth far too early. She was only 29 years old!

Marina in eka pada rajakapotasana yoga

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12 Inspiring Quotes From B.K.S. Iyengar

Credit: YogaTammy

Yoga Guru And Legend B.K.S. Iyengar Has Passed Away

Guru, master, founder, “Guruji.” Whatever accolade you admonish, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar is best known as B.K.S. Iyengar, and he is undoubtedly the best-recognized and most influential yoga teacher in the world.
Born 14th December 1918, Iyengar lived 95 years to the full before passing away in August 2014. Iyengar founded the style of yoga known as Iyengar Yoga which now benefits millions of yogis around the globe.

“My Body Is My ...

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