Iyengar yoga class
Introductory class , Level 1 (class possible trial): please come with an empty stomach, 10 minutes before the class, without waiting for confirmation. We can not always call you back or respond quickly by email before sometimes several days. The class will be set normally or will be deducted from your subscription.
NOTES: There ‘s no current free course in our school : in order to keep a small group, motivated and consistent, and to not hinder the progress and quality of education. We consider that a participation is a normal and necessary expense.
It is always possible at any time in the year, to start the yoga classes, with us although it is always best to start in September. There is always room available and there is no need to wait for confirmation of your reservation to come to a Level 1 class Since there are class available every day, the number of participants may vary a class to another, or from one week to the other, we cannot predict.
If you have never practiced the Iyengar method with a certified teacher for at least one full year in our school or within a certified school Iyengar, you cannot under any circumstances participate in other classes than those beginner Level I, even if you have practiced or practice also another method of yoga. We will assess your level after the first class, and your ability to reach another level if doubt.
One year of regular classes, being able to do Sarvangasana easily.
From two to three years of regular courses. You are able to do Shirshasana in space.
From three years of classes, teachers and regular personal practice.
Using yoga props
The use of props is a B.K.S.IYENGAR specific contribution to Yoga : the practice room is fully equipped with the same props that the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
For his own use, and especially from the time when many Western flocked to his institute in Pune, BKSIYENGAR has developed a sophisticated system of props : straps, blocks , bolsters, benches, chairs, blankets, ropes, to facilitate the work of the stiff body just tired, or for specific therapeutic applications.
All these tools have targeted usages according to the difficulties of the individual and productive. These are not gadgets or “recipes” for postures.
The learning in the use of props is a significant part of the training of Iyengar teachers, to be able to integrate into their classes people of all ages and physical conditions without any risk. In addition, they help to awaken sensations in parts of the body and guide to understanding the direction and essence of a posture.
A recuperation is made today of these materials in other schools of yoga, by people who teach without taking the course, without really having learned to use it properly, and while not recognizing their origin this is damaging and sometimes dangerous. Much personal practice and a keen understanding of the adjustments is necessary for their application.
Toners, these asanas bring attention to our way of keeping us on our legs and utilise our shoulders and arms , to straighten our spine , correct static defects, creates the sensation of internal alignment and allow to harmoniously adjust the weight distribution of the body. Insight and sense of observation well developed , provide strength and stability in the body, but also a more acute awareness, and greater confidence. ” Desa bandhah cittasya dharana ” Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , III, 1 ” set consciousness on one point or part means concentration” ; focus on a particular area requires the training and discipline ; to maintain balance in these postures , attention must be deep , vivid and fully conscious.
” Sthira sukham asanam “: ” the asana , the seat is perfect firmness of body , stability of intelligence and benevolence of spirit ” Yoga Sutras , II , 46 ” ; , These asanas relieve problems with hips, knees and ankles, caused by the sitting position on chairs , and allow them to gain flexibility and mobility in various positions , but also give an idea of the trunk subsidence and straighten the spine . they bring mental peace and prepare to practice pranayama and meditation
They relieve the prolonged standing and walking . As it n there is no weight on the legs, one can thus observe the better to adjust them properly ; they also rest the brain and heart , regenerate the whole organism ; they are very beneficial during menstruation ; soothing and refreshing , they relieve those suffering from high blood pressure , nervousness , insomnia , migraine or fatigue.
The twists are very effective in relieving back problems, neck and shoulders, muscle stiffness and cramps and allow to relax , to stretch and strengthen muscle fibers of the spinal column . They also stimulate the functioning of the digestive organs.
These postures act on the nervous, respiratory, circulatory and glandular ; they will improve , develop patience , memory and intellectual abilities and provide emotional stability. They also relieve colds, nervous problems , apathy , fatigue , anemia , digestive problems etc .. The learning these postures s’ accomplishes very gradual and progressive manner, and very carefully supervised required of a teacher . They should be practiced daily, once mastered.
Taught only after the upright and inverted postures to first tone the abdominal muscles , and to not force the belly organs , they can if well executed , firm size, and enhance the back .They will strengthen and stimulate the digestive fire
While gaining the flexibility of the spine, these postures are so well executed only .They also strengthen the spinal muscles stimulate and revitalize , libérent fears and bring courage and a positive mental attitude ; they are also positions that lead to internalization .
These postures develop lightness and physical address, but also mental acuity and tenacity ; enhance the coordination and concentration skills.
These postures relieve fatigue members , create an extension of the bust , free organic compressions without the verterbrale column collapses
Passive elongated posture rest the brain, spine , lung , heart and spine ; the supports are used to accentuate the sensations precisely on certain areas and to maintain these longer poses so to get the restorative effects .These recovery postures are essential for peace of body and mind : the body clock its tensions , mind refocuses , becoming attentive , meditative and can access the self awareness. They prepare for the practice of Pranayama
” Tatah ksyate Prakasa avaranam ” ;
” Pranayama dissolves darkness veiling knowledge and reveals the dawn of wisdom. ” Yoga Sutras
When we learn to rest, relax and calm down consciously , breathing that s’ installs , and his movement that one perceives , is the first preparation of Pranayama . The interaction between body and mind infused adequate respiratory process and opens the channels to the free flow of internal energy. Prana flows and spreads in the entire body, even in the smallest corners to vitalize completely.