A common question that many students had asked me, is: “What is the correct distance between the palms and feet in Adho Mukha Śvānāsana ?” What Light on Yoga Says? […]
In Śīrṣāsana (Headstand) one doesn’t see much of one’s body, only the elbows can be seen. Many of us have asymmetries in the arms, shoulders, and upper back, and this may cause our Śīrṣāsana to be misaligned. Eyal shows how to use a wall corner to check and correct the alignment of the pose.
Eyal Shifroni shares his experience in practicing in nature and explains how to use the sand at the beach, the rocks in the mountains and the trees in the forest as props for yoga.
Persisting in self-practice over time is not an easy task – it requires self-discipline and perseverance, but also continued inspiration.
In this article, Eyal offers three reflections that may help you to stay inspired and to keep your motivation to practice unshakeable.
Props are a unique, distinguishing characteristic of Iyengar Yoga. This article describes the main uses and advantages of props and quotes what Mr. Iyengar and other teachers said about the use of props.
Standing poses (asanas) are the basis for Iyengar Yoga practice. These poses open and strengthen the body, develop flexibility and build the muscle actions required for more advanced asanas.
Suffering (Dukkha) is part of the human experience. But why are we suffering? In most cases, we blame our life circumstances or ourselves, for our suffering. Yoga goes beyond that and explains the sources of our suffering (the Kleshas) and suggests ways to develop wisdom and insights that will allow us to overcome suffering and to live with bliss (Ananda).
Dana (donation or generosity) is a very important yogic practice. Dana opens our hearts and loosens our attachment with our limiting ego.
An interview by Tessy Ades for the “Asociacion Mexicana de Yoga Iyengar” (with Spanish translation).
Santosha, contentment, or joy, is one of the yogic qualities to be developed and nurtured. Santosha is the second component of Niyama – the disciplinary rules of personal practice that Patanjali provides in the Yoga Sutras. To cultivate contentment and joy, we practice acknowledging the good instead of concentrating on what is missing or what has gone wrong.