Sirsasana by the hundreds!

Sri BKS Iyengar teaching sirsasana!

Sri BKS Iyengar teaching Sirsasana!

Sri BKS Iyengar teaching Sirsasana!

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Notes taken at a Menopause Workshop with Sr. Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden

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Menopause workshop with Patricia Walden. March 27th
Please note: Any omissions or mistakes are clearly my error not Patricia Walden’s.
Patricia’s book, “Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health”

During menopause, it is important to laugh hard and laugh often. Diet is important, less fat, more whole grains, more vegetables.

Symptoms of Menopause:
• Body has less freedom
• Posture (pay attention to it – this is when the spine starts to round)
• Joint stiffness
• Night sweats
• Can’t find the words when you speak
• Depression, melancholy
• Mourning your youth
• Anxiety
• No desire for sex
• Vaginal dryness
• Memory lapses
• Self doubt
• Rapid heartbeat
• Insomnia
• Fatigue
• PMS – symptoms are much worse
• Mood swings
• Irritability
• Incontinence
• Weight gain
• Hair loss or hair thinning
• Osteoporosis
• Exacerbation of all conditions
• Changes in metabolism

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Samadhi – BKS Iyengar

Published on 23 Aug 2013
This is a beautiful, if scratchy video of BKS Iyengar, made when he was at his prime in 1977 when he was only 59!
Go to 12 minutes into the video where Iyengar is practicing with a small advanced class. An incredible Vinyasa with transitions from Ardho Mukha Svanasana straight to Bakasana.

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Iyengar Yoga for the Back with Father Joe

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Yoga: Aligning to the Source

Published on 26 Nov 2013
The Film introduces audiences to the vast subject of Yoga. Millions of people around the world today practice some from of Yoga and this Film explores the origins of Yoga, its development and practices, its integration across religions in India, the science behind it and its successful spread all over the world. It demonstrates how Yoga can be a comprehensive set of tools for life, for realigning one’s mind and body in equilibrium and for accessing a higher sense of consciousness and awareness.
Category
Documentary
Directed by:
Raja Choudhury
Produced by:
Public Diplomacy Division Ministry of External Affairs
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

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What is yoga?

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  “Yoga is stilling the fluctuations of the mind.” Sutra I : 2

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Relaxation and freedom in the body.

“Relaxation follows extension.  We cannot maintain continuity of intensity. That we have to learn.”  BKS Iyengar

“If the joints ore hard, there is a traffic jam in our body.  There should be freedom to act.” BKS Iyengar

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The Spine

“Like a snake, the spine should move from end to end: when the head moves the movement is transmitted up to the tail” BKS Iyengar 1962

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ĀSANA IS PERFEC…

ĀSANA IS PERFECT FIRMNESS OF BODY, STEADINESS OF INTELLIGENCE AND BENEVOLENCE OF SPIRIT. Patanjali yoga sutra II.46

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One should inha…

One should inhale and exhale slowly and pause, maintaining the retention for as long as is comfortable. This practice ensures a state of consciousness which is like a calm lake.

1.34 Yoga sutras of Patanjali 

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