Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?

Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth. It also refers to a virtue, to being truthful in one’s thought, speech and action. In Yoga, satya is one of the five yamas. It is the virtuous restraint from falsehood and, crucially, the distortion of reality in one’s expressions and actions. A student recently asked me whyContinue reading “Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?”

#Leggings or #Pune Pants?

On a day when @united are being dragged over the hot coals of Twitter for enforcing their company’s dress code, #yoga teachers and students the world over are having a major wardrobe crisis. (Just put ‘yoga leggings’ into Twitter and you’ll see what I mean. It’s not tasteful, any of it.) As ever, #IyengarYoga has the answer.Continue reading “#Leggings or #Pune Pants?”

Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sheets

These yoga routines are designed to be simple, effective and easy to use. You may need some equipment, but most can be substituted with things you have at home. Beginners can try any of the first seven sequences. The Level 1 and Level 2 sequences are for more experienced students. Staying in the poses is part ofContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sheets”