Celebrations around the world mark the first International Yoga Day and, coinciding with this first international event, the Iyengar Yoga Convention is taking place in Exeter this weekend – great timing!
Take a look at how the celebrations in India are being reported on the BBC news – wouldn’t it be great if Western leaders followed Prime Minister Modi’s lead?
Today being the summer solstice it’s a great opportunity to practise Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This sequence of eight poses is traditionally performed every morning, facing the sun, to greet the new day.
Start in Tadasana.
Inhale and stretch your arms into Urdhva Hastasana.
Exhale extend forwards into Uttanasana.
Inhale and extend into Ardha Uttanasana with the fingertips on the floor.
Exhale and step your feet back.
Lower into Chaturanga Dandasana.
Inhale and extend forward into Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.
Exhale and come into Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Inhale and step your feet forward to Ardha Uttanasana.
Practising yoga leads to a stronger, more flexible body and a quieter mind. Iyengar yoga, focusing on the proper alignment of the body, is one of the safest types of yoga…
So, come along and immerse yourself in an extended yoga practice!
Sunday 14 June – 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Dance Studio at The Cut in Halesworth, for map click here.
If you have never done a three hour yoga class before don’t be put off – it will not be exhausting! The session will start with pranayama and progress to working in yoga asana. If you would like more information please contact me
The summer solstice in 2015 coincides with the very first International Yoga Day sponsored by The United Nations.
Sunday 21 June 2015, the summer solstice and longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, will be celebrated around the world as the first International Yoga Day sponsored by the United Nations.
According to yoga lore, the first full moon after the summer solstice is when the first transmission of yoga is said to have taken place.
Iyengar yoga students in all parts of the world will use this day to honour both yoga and our teacher BKS Iyengar.
Welcome to Iyengar yoga. If you are new to yoga you may be looking to improve your flexibility, build strength, experience deep relaxation, improve your posture or bring a sense of balance to your life.
Yoga can can help you with all of these!
Yoga can change lives.
It certainly changed mine!
I have been practising yoga for 30 years and teaching Iyengar Yoga in Norfolk and Suffolk since 2003.
I hold an Intermediate level 2 Teaching Certificate (2009) and have attended the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India in 2008 and 2012 to study with the Iyengar family.
You will find details of the classes and yoga mornings I run under Class Details and if you’d like more information please contact me
You will find details of Iyengar events all over the country as well as yoga holidays abroad on the IYA website
This is the Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark. It is a registered trade-mark which can only be used by certified Iyengar teachers. Iyengar yoga teachers have all been trained to a very high standard and are listed on the official Iyengar yoga website