Friday, January 29, 2010

Anne's Spring Schedule at AYI

Anne’s Upcoming Yoga Schedule at AYI.

No Class January 30th (I will be at a yoga workshop in Dallas with Mary and Eddy).

February 6 Inversions and Variations $16.00

No class Feb 13 and 20. (I am at a Patricia Walden workshop and then Joan White is here).

Feb 27 - March 20 Four week series on building a backbend practice $55.00 or $16.00 a class

March 27 – How to do things with Chairs I $16.00
April 3 How to do things with Chairs II $16.00

No Saturday classes April 10-May 1 Various travels

May 8, Learn the Ropes $16.00

NO Friday Practice this week, but we are on for next week.

Hi Everyone, Devon and I are both going to Dallas to study with Mary and Eddy this weekend.

Next week, we'll do a practice sequence based on the Junior I syllabus.

Monday, January 18, 2010

HEre's the sequence for Friday

Clear Spring 4:30. We'll end a bit early this week.

Practice Sequence Friday Jan 22

Gomukasana (Full pose )
AMVrk (all three hand positions)
PM (Palms down and up)
Dwi Pada on chair and bringing elbows to floor
Ustrasana (Paschima arms)
Parsva Dhanurasana
Parsva Chatush
Sarvangasana I and II
Sarvangasana drop overs.
Parsva sarvangasana
Ardha Matsydrasana

Friday, January 15, 2010

Iyengar Yoga on Martha Stewart Link

Here's the Link to the Martha Stewart show with Iyengar Yoga.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

10 Arm Balances- of one sort or another- for 2010

Here's what we'll work on this friday at 4:30 at Clear Spring. Cost $10. Come join in the fun.

Opening Quartet (AMVirasana, AMS, UTT) dwelling on Adho Mukha Svanasana and Uttanasana
Adho Mukha Vrksasana variations from Junior I , II, III (1)
Pincha Mayurasana, palms down and palms up. (2)
Sirsasana I
Sirsasana II, III
Chaturanga Dandasana (4)
Urdhva mukha svanasana (3)
Jumping from Urdhva Mukha Svanasana to Adho Mukha Svanasana
And Adho Mukha Svanasana to Uttanasana
Gomukhasana full pose (5)
Lolasana (6)
Eka hasta bhujasana (7)
Malasana II
Dwi hasta bhujasana (8)
Tolasana (9)
Bhujapidasana (10)
Chatush padasana
Parsva chatush padasana prep
Urdhva Dhanurasana at least five times
Sarvangasana I and II.
Niralamba I and II.
Setubhanda sarvangasana


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pictures of Yoga Chairs

Interested in a yoga chair?? Iyengar yoga practioners frequently use chairs in all sorts of poses ranging from simple seated twists to supported inversion and backbends. They are a boon to practice. As luck would have it, local yogi, Jeff Schultz, makes yoga chairs.

He makes standard size yoga chairs and tall yoga chairs. Tall yoga chairs are great for sarvangasana and halasana !!! Pure bliss !!! Standard chairs are $50. Tall chairs are $135.00 plus sales tax if you are in the state of Texas.  out of state we don't have to charge sales tax.    You do have to pay shipping charges. Shipping charges depend on the size of chairs you purchase, the number of chairs you purchase and how far away you are from Austin. Typically the total cost is between 150 and 160 per chair.

  We go to most Iyengar workshops in the general area so  we can often deliver chairs to you if you are going to the same workshop we are. 

Email Jeff at to place a order, for more information regarding shipping, and any other questions you have about the chairs.

Here are pictures of the chairs. The first picture shows the tall and short chair together.

Iyengar Yoga on Martha Stewart

THis from the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York. "Iyengar Yoga is featured on Martha "The Martha Stewart Show" this Friday, January 8, on NBC. Inspired by her practice of Iyengar Yoga (with our very own James Murphy), Martha devotes the entire show to yoga practices and Iyengar Yoga is featured prominently. The studio audience for the show is made up of yoga practitioners including ten members of the faculty of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, who display the powerful essence of Iyengar Yoga. This is a program you will definitely want to watch or record."

10 Forward Bends and Twists for 2010

Hi Everyone,

Here's the sequence for this Friday at 4:30 at Clear Spring. Cost $10.

Ten (or more) Forward Bends and Twists, for 2010 (and beyond)

*Virasana, Supta Virasana, Matsyasana prep, Ekapada Supta Virasana

(the above if you get to the session early and have time to prepare a bit)



Parighasana (for the side rib and hip stretch, as prep for twists)

T1 Parivrtta trikonasana

T2 Parivrtta parsvakonasana

F1 Parsvottanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Vrksasana and /or Pincha Mayurasana


Parsva Sirsasana

Ekapada Sirsasana

Parsvaikapada Sirsasana

Parivrttaikapada Sirsasana

Virasana, Adho Mukha Virasana

F2 Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana (pl. 138-139)

F3 Marichyasana I (pl. 143-144)

T3 Marichyasana III (pl. 301-304)

F4 Malasana as full as possible (pl. 322)

F5 Paschimottanasana (pl. 153-162)

T4 Parivrtta Paschimottanasana (pl. 163-166)

F6 Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (pl.50-55)

F7 Janu Sirsasana in three parts (to inner, outer and center of knee, pl. 125-129)

T5 Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (pl. 130-132)

F8 Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana (pl. 133-137)

F9 Krounchasana (pl. 140-142)

T6 Marichyasana II (pl. 145-147)

F10 Upavistha Konasana (pl. 148-152)

T7 Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana (pl. 148-152; note no prvt. Included in LoY)

F11 Kurmasana (pl. 360-368) (for 2011)

T8 Ardha Matsyendrasana I (pl. 307-316)

T9 Ardha Matsyendrasana II (pl. 330-331)

T10 Bharadvajasana I and/or II (I: pl. 297,300; II: 298, 299)

*Paschimottanasana as cooldown

*Purvottanasana as counterpose

*Urdhva Dhanurasana 5 times in middle of room, no props


Sarvangasana II
Ekapada Sarvangasana

Parsvaikapada Sarvangasana

Parsva Sarvangasana as possible

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana