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January 2016 – Yoga Sutra of the Month SUTRA II-49 Pranayama is the regulation of the incoming and outgoing flow of breath with retention. It is to be practiced only after perfection in asana is attained. The fourth limb of the eight limbs

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Sutras II – 46, 47, and 48   Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit. Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is

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SUTRA II-32 32. Cleanliness, contentment, religious zeal, self-study and surrender of the self to the supreme Self or God are the niyamas. In this section of the Yoga Sutras, Patajali focuses on the eight limbs (or angas) of classical yoga in

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3 Restorative Poses Photo #1: Savasana III– 10a “Corpse/relaxation pose with calves on chair seat” Benefits: This pose helps to rest the back, legs and chest, shoulders, arms, head and neck after a lot of gardening. I stay in this pose for

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The Power of One Pose   WHY? In Iyengar Yoga we encourage our students to build a home practice over time.  We offer many suggestions in class as well as on our Yoga North website as to how to start however for many people the task seems

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