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Model: Kino MacGregor Photo Credit: Coni Hörler
(with support , eg. Folded blanket between buttock and foot; against wall (LOY 307 (wrapping arms around knee-308 – arm outside thigh)– Siva explained to his consort, Parvati, the mysteries of yoga. A fish nearby listened the entire talk and remained motionless. Siva sprinkled water on the fish so he gained a divine form and became Matsyendra who thereafter spread the knowledge of Yoga.

Model: George Purvis, Houston Iyengar Yoga
Classification: Parivrtta KriyaGeometry: The standing leg is perpendicular to the floor. The pelvis is level and the lifted leg is parallel to the floor. The torso is revolved towards the standing leg and the arms are stretched straight from the shoulders.Actions:
Do Parivrtta Trikonasana. With the hand on the floor/block on the inside of the foot.Bend the right leg and place the left hand 1.25 feet away from the right foot and step in with the left foot.
Model: Jenny Otto
Classification: Parivrtta Kriya
Geometry: The legs are as in Vimanasana or Virabhadrasana I. Back leg is stretched straight. The front leg knee is in a 90 degree angle. Torso revolved towards the bent knee. Left hand stretched straight to the outside of the bent knee. Right arm overhead by the ear.

Actions:From Tadasana, UHP, PHP, Bend the right knee to a right angle into Virabhadrasana II.Pivot on the back heel and turn the entire trunk, pelvis and abdomen towards the bent leg in Vimanasana.Inhale. Raise the left arm and take the left side of the abdomen over the right thigh.
Model: Kate Hallahan Zuckerman Credit: Ellie WIlliams, Cville
Bharadvaja was the father of Drona, the military preceptor of the Kauravas and Pandavas, who fought the great war described in the Mahabharata.  1. Sit in Dandasana. 2. Bend the knees and take the shins to the right, the feet are adjacent to the hip. Do not sit on the feet. Right foot is on top of the left arch.  3. The pelvis is level. Place a blanket under the left hip if necessary to level the pelvis.

Asana Sequences

This is an excellent sequence for exploring the hips and twists in forward bends and standing poses. 
Investigate forward bends, the hip joint and twists in this 75 minute all levels class. 
Inspired by a weekend workshop with David Meloni, the most senior certified teacher in the world, this 75 minute adaptation from the workshop is a creative and supportive practice of standing poses using the wall. 
This all levels Iyengar Yoga Class is a 75 minute back extensions class includes an accessible variation of Hanumanasana and Ardha Matsyendrasana, two challenging poses. Recorded with Yoga Cville, the home to Iyengar Yoga in Charlottesville, Virginia by iHanuman Yoga Media. View and Download More Yoga Classes & Workshops at Props Recommended: Wall, Strap, Chair, Block and Blankets. Alternative props can be used.
This 75 minute All Levels Iyengar yoga class uses a chair as a way to support for the practice of Standing Poses. Recorded with Yoga Cville, the home to Iyengar Yoga in Charlottesville, Virginia by iHanuman Yoga Media. View and Download More Yoga Classes & Workshops at
Tree posture, known as Vrikshasana in Sanskrit, is an excellent posture for everyone practicing yoga – from beginners to advanced practitioners. Regular practice of vrikshasana will help to build strength and stabilise the ankle joint, help strengthen and charge the core, and improve the practitioners balance. First, we'll instruct the basic alignment and cues to get you into your vrikshasana, take a more in depth look at some of the tree yoga benefits, and then finish with some modifications or versions of a tree yoga asana that can diversify the posture, it’s benefits, and your practice.
A lovely and accessible class using a chair to support you in challenging twisting poses with Advanced Iyengar Teacher, Rebecca Lerner. This event was hosted by The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.  
A strong morning practice including forward bends, twists and backbends with Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Lois Steinberg. This event was hosted by The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. 
Recorded Live at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles during the Summer of 2012. There are three classes in this Intensive Series. This Saturday Advanced Class continues with Twists including Maricyasana III and Ardha Matsyendrasana. All Lois' classes are taught in the Iyengar Tradition and the Advanced Classes are appropriate for students with several years study in Iyengar Yoga. You can listen to and download this class here:
All of Lois' classes are taught in the Iyengar Style of Yoga. This class focuses on standing poses and culminates with Urdhva Dhanurasana over a chair. This is a well-rounded yoga practice including standing poses, forward bends, twists, back bends and inversions. Listen to and download this class here:
This sequence was inspired by Sarah Power's, "Yin Yoga Session for the Lung, Heart and Intestines" from her book Insight Yoga. Practice this as a restorative yin session or a more active hatha yoga sequence. The Lung and Large Intestine Meridians are found in the upper chest and arms. Practice with the intention of stimulating and balancing these meridians in your body. 
Sequence from live iHanuman Recording with Kofi Busia at Common Ground. Download the Recording Now and Support the mission of Common Ground. 
During the Summer Session, John practices cooling forward bending poses to balance the heat of the season.  This is a strong forward bending class including Krounchasana, Akarna Dhanurasana, Malasana and Kurmasana.All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!
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