The Props for Yoga series of guides document standard and innovative usages of props. Props are accessories used to enhance and improve the practice of yoga. The simple, standard props like yoga mats, blankets, belts, blocks, chairs and bolsters are used extensively by yoga practitioners. […]
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Entries by Eyal Shifroni
The book “Light on Yoga” contains 602 photos, it’s a treasure trove because Guruji’s photos are inspirational. However, because the book covers so many asanas it’s difficult to find a photo of a specific asana. In order to help with quickly finding […]
According to yoga, human consciousness (Citta) is comprised of three components: · Ahaṃkāra – sense of self – or ego · Manas – mind (in a limited sense) · Buddhi – intelligence The ahaṃkāra is the self-identified component. This is the […]
Sutra II.47 of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali says: prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar in his Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translates this as follows: Perfection in an Asana is achieved when the effort to perform […]
Eyal’s article on his books Props for Yoga, published at the Magazine of the AEYI Asociacion Española de Yoga Iyengar. It’s in Spanish.
People come to yoga for many different reasons. Some because of pain, others in order to “keep fit”, while others embark on yoga to become more peaceful and calm. In the beginning, yoga could be just another activity, done side to side with gym, cycling or other sports activity. At some point, however, from just […]
The diaphragm is an amazing muscle; it is a marvel that this muscle operates ceaselessly, from our first inhalation when we come into this world, to our last exhalation when we leave the world! It pumps air continuously 24/7, when we awake and when we sleep and never gets tired. The skeletal muscles that move […]
Click here for a presentation on normal breathing Vs. Pranayamic breathing, in terms of both western physiology and the yogic view of the human body.
“For a yogi, the body is his laboratory for perpetual experimentation and experience.” B.K.S. Iyengar Practicing asanas, we put our body in different and unusual postures, such that are not performed by the average person in his daily routine. What is the value of those unconventional postures? Are asanas purely physical postures? Do asanas have […]
How to Start your Self-Practice at Home This article was published in IYUK magazine in two parts, in 2015. To view Part I of the PDF article version, click here. To view Part II of the PDF article version, click here.