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Body in Motion©

A workbook of Iyengar Yoga Asanas and Sequences

for  beginners to create,

understand and practice Iyengar Yoga at home.

The project will be divided into individual courses - progressive in nature.  The next course will be released shortly.

 

COURSE 1

The first course of this set of practice guides introduces the beginner to the basic asanas to be practiced

over a course of 12 weeks.  The guide clearly demonstrates the use of props in the basic asanas and shows a variety of adaptations of the poses with the use of the wall

and other props.

Once your home practice has become regular and you are able to perform the asanas should you proceed to the next courses.  The hope is that these practice guides will keep your practice interesting and fun, so that you will continue to evolve your practice.

What is this yoga practice guide all about?

No matter how many classes you go to, no matter how many sun salutations you roll through and Chaturangas you inflict on yourself, a yoga practice does not truly flourish unless you practice on your own.  It is after all you and the poses, you and the breath and you and your fundamental essential Self.  In this workbook “Body in Motion for Beginners” we have brought together several resources to guide you, inspire you and motivate you to start and maintain home practice.

The courses presented in the book are progressive and can be practiced individually or tailored to the needs of the student.  Our primary purpose in creating the Beginners Handbook is not to dictate how you do the poses, but to share with you a way of practising that deepens your awareness and understanding.  Even if a teacher’s word helps you, you cannot depend on them alone. Each of us needs to re-interpret what we experience in our own language.  This is especially true for teachers, so that we can pass on the gift to those that follow.

 

Guide to your yoga practice

 

These courses will take you from simple to complex asanas. Follow the sequences listed for each week as this not only makes the practice more effective, but also minimizes the possibility of any injury or strain.  Practising asanas in the prescribed order enhances the effectiveness, as well as your experience of each asana. Understanding the significance of sequencing takes time.  Follow the course week-by-week until you feel confident enough to develop your own sequence. 

 

 

Formulating your own practice

 

All the asanas listed in this beginners book “Body in Motion” are simple poses made even easier with props.  Practice the asanas against a wall; once you feel comfortable in a pose, only then practice without the support.  Place the hand on a block for the standing asanas, instead of the floor. Attempt Salamba Sirsasana I, Salamba Sarvangasana I and Halasana with support, then without any support.  As your muscles and joints become more supple, props will not be needed and you will be able to progress slowly to the classic poses without the use of props.

This guide contains   
over 200 photographs on 59 pages.  
The pdf.file is 32MB  and will be sent to you via Dropbox

 

Here's how you purchase this guide 

  • Click on the PayPal "Click here to buy Course 1" link below

  • Pay US $9.95 via PayPal - see link below

  • You will receive it as a DropBox link which you can download  

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!

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       If you have any difficultites write to me a

 info@iyengaryogawithdavid.com

 

 

Inside the guide

Swastikasana

Easy pose

Urdhva Hastasana in Tadasana

Upward arms in mountain pose

Chair Uttanasana

Intense stretch of legs and spine pose

Chair Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Two-feet inverted staff pose

Halasana

Plough pose

Gomukhasana in Vajrasana

Face-of-cow arms in thunderbolt  pose

Rope Utthita Parsvakonasana

Extended side-angle pose

Rope Vrksasana

Tree pose

Practice tips

Throughout the guide you will find hints on how to perform the pose with a specific props, determine the correct height for shoulder balance, as well as why and how the chair can be used effectively.

 

Body in Motion©

Course 2

A workbook of Iyengar Yoga Asanas and Sequences

for  beginners to create,

understand and practice Iyengar Yoga at home. 

The second course of this set of practice guides introduces the beginner to more of the basic asanas to be practiced

over a course of 12 weeks.

Each week is a complete and balanced sequence. 

The guide clearly demonstrates the use of props in the basic asanas and shows a variety of adaptations of the poses

with the use of the wall and other props. 

Restorative asanas are included as well as 

introducing Salamba Sirsasana I variations.

Once your home practice has become regular and you are able to perform the asanas should you proceed to the next courses.  The hope is that these practice guides will keep your practice interesting and fun, so that you will continue to evolve your practice.

 

This guide contains   
over 300 photographs on 74 pages.  
The pdf.file is 31MB  and will be sent to you via Dropbox

Here's how you purchase this guide 

  • Click on the PayPal "Click here to buy Course 2 " link below

  • Pay US $9.95 via PayPal - see link below

  • You will receive it as a DropBox link which you can download  

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!

​​

       

       If you have any difficultites write to me a

 info@iyengaryogawithdavid.com

Inside the guide

Virabhadrasana III

warrior III pose

Urdvha Baddhangulyasana Virasana

upward bound fingers in hero pose

Salamba Sirsasana I

supported head balance pose

Salamba Purvottanasana

supported east body stretch pose

Chair Bharadvajasana

Bharadvaja pose (straddle)

Chair Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

revolved side-angle pose 

Chair Ardha Sirsasana

half head balance pose 

Chair Parighasana

gate pose

Paripurna Navasana

boat pose

Chair Salamba Adho Mukha Swastikasana

supported downward facing easy pose

Salamba Adho Mukha Janu Sirsasana

supported downward facing head-to-knee pose

 

Body in Motion©

Course 3

A workbook of Iyengar Yoga Asanas and Sequences

for  beginners to create, understand and

practice Iyengar Yoga at home. 

The third course of this series of practice guides covers         10 weeks of practice.  This course breaks down the individual weeks into a further 7 practice days.  The basic asanas are further explored with the use of props;

 inversions as well as some basic backbends are introduced.