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 […]
Iyengar Yoga Blog
What Are Your Goals in Yoga Practice?
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.
The Right Distance for the Limbs in Downward Facing Dog
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 […]
How to Check Your Headstand Is Aligned
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.
Immersion in Nature – Outdoors Yoga Using Natural Props
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.
Kindling Your Inspiration for Yoga Practice
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.
About the Use of Props
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.
About Standing Poses
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.
The Kleshas, Dukkha and Samsara
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).
An Interview With Eyal Shifroni by Pavel Karpukhin
Toward Eyal’s online workshop in Canada at July 2020, Deanna Oliphant (from the Iyengar Yoga center of Calgary, Canada) interviewed Eyal. Deanna asked Eyal about his path in yoga, about his Sadhana (practice) and how can yoga help us to face the current challenges.
Practicing Dana – Help Our Indian Friends
Dana (donation or generosity) is a very important yogic practice. Dana opens our hearts and loosens our attachment with our limiting ego.
Interview for the Mexican Iyengar Yoga Association
An interview by Tessy Ades for the “Asociacion Mexicana de Yoga Iyengar” (with Spanish translation).