In May 2022, I conducted a 10-days retreat in Bab-Zounia, near Marrakesh, Morocco. Bab Zouina (the door of beauty) is the vision of Karim Zein. Karim has built this place […]
Iyengar Yoga Blog
How These Recommendations Came About? Shepherd is a site that contains recommendations about books about a variety of domains. The recommendations are given by experts that wrote books in a […]
In this post, I share recommended resources that I find on the net, which in my opinion are useful for the yoga student. From the classic ‘Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ […]
This is the first part out of three in the series of articles about the cultural background of yoga. See the second part and the third part. Introduction This is […]
I have always been attracted to yoga and the wonderful stories about the yogis. When I was in fourth grade and we were learning about India, I taught myself to […]
Do you have goals for my practice and study of yoga?
Are these goals aligned with the goals set out be the tradition of yoga?
In this article Eyal discusses the subject of goals in yoga practice.
A common question I often get asked by students is: “What is the right distance for the limbs in downward facing dog”? They seem to be unsure about the correct […]
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.