Roots and Shoots, Standing Poses at IYILA

Sat. Feb. 29th, 11:30-2:00 and a Teacher’s class, Sun. Mar. 1st, 12:30-3:30 at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. For more information, or to register online click here or call +1.310.558.8212.

In this workshop, I will introduce basic anatomy through handouts and asana practice to help you understand where you need stability and where you need mobility in the legs, back and arms. Come to learn, to practice, and to grow.

This body is a miracle of physical structures, physiological processes, psychological patterns and what I consider the metaphysical guide from an inner nobility of grace. Higher attributes like compassion, patience and equanimity are generally possible when we have some understanding and control over our lives. One of the most basic building blocks to wisdom is to embrace the relationship with our own structure, the body.

Standing poses are the foundation for all levels of our inner structure in Iyengar Yoga. Our legs propel us forward while our arms reach and grasp; both serve to enable us to live life fully. Standing poses free the shoulder and hip joints while they stabilize the core of the body. Each of us is unique, and the framework special. A teacher gives general instructions, and from there we each need to apply ourselves to understand what is helpful. Just as a gardener prunes each plant according to its shape, we each need to adapt the general practice for our knees, hips, backs and bodies.

A sound and informed practice both reinforces a balanced body and avoids potentially stressful practices. Come to learn, to practice and to grow.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (map)

1835 South La Cienega Blvd
Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA, 90035 USA

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