YOGA WITH ADRIENNE
Playing with the supported L shapes in Yoga Asana. Long holds and the effect of gravity and and props help with exploration of the body. Each pose informs the other and helps us to understand the actions of the poses. From top left clockwise: Virabhardrasana 3 - Warrior 3
Eka Pada Adho Mukha Vrksasana - handstand
Utthitha Hasta Padangusthasana 1 - Hand to foot pose 1
Supta Padangusthasana 1 - Reclined Hand to foot pose 1
Backbends over the chair leading to Urdhva Dhanurasana.
All backbends, no matter introductory or advanced, strengthen and stretch the muscles of the back, open the hips and shoulders when done correctly. The true joy and power of the backbends is the subtle energetic rewards. They are particularly beneficial if you are feeling a little down or depressed, as they have a tremendous capacity to lift the spirits and energise one's soul because the nervous system is pacified. This wonderful family of poses as BKS Iyengar states “make known the unknown and the unknown is brought to the surface”.
Feeling the subtle energetic power from within 💫.
Home practice time. I love joyfully playing and experimenting with props and of course this is the Iyengar way! The two poses on the top line are versions of Paryankasana (couch pose). The brick provides a great opportunity to stay in the long hold and gives a very firm opening in the back chest. The bottom two photos I continue the backhanding in preparation for Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana - the bolster version is a less intense version.
Supta Padangusthasana 1
Preparation for Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana
Are you, or do you know anyone who is suffering or recovering from Covid 19? Did you know you can attend gentle, therapeutic classes that have been created by worldwide Senior Iyengar Therapy Teachers for those struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms? These classes are taught by Therapy Teachers and are listed below. Alternatively you can download this free ‘Covid 19 Yoga Recovery Programme’ Ebook that I designed and produced last year on behalf the IY(UK) Therapy Team.
It contains a suggested yoga programme based on research based on yoga programme to support recovery from Covid-19.
Covid 19 Yoga class run online on the following days:
Tuesdays 8-9pm with Lucy Aldridge
Wednesdays 2-3pm with Christina Niewola
Fridays 10-11am with Larissa McGoldrick
Click here to find out more about the classes
The new January course for Pregnancy Yoga runs online via Zoom every Monday at 11am from 11 January online. Open to those who are over 12 weeks pregnant.
£30 or equivalent if you wish to join later in the month.
Live recordings available if you can't attend the live online class.
The Iyengar method of Pre-natal yoga is unique in using a variety of props so that both mother and baby get maximum benefit without any strain. The sequences and yoga postures specifically benefit and strengthen women's bodies and minds in the transformative experience of pregnancy. Physical and nervine strength, and mental and emotional stability is developed through the mindful practice of yoga postures. Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques are taught to help calm the nerves through the experience of pregnancy, birth, postpartum healing and beyond.to edit.
Join me with this quiet and restorative practice on the day of the Winter Solstice. This class is open to all. Email to reserve your place email@example.com . Class cost is £10.
The Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere represents the shortest day the longest night and is a period of deep introspection, conservation, reflection and stillness. Energetically at this time, whether we feel it or not, or body needs to rest, and so in this practice we shall take the time to be still, connect with the breath with supported poses and Breathwork and meditation. The body will be supported and held as we elevate our energy ready for a new seasonal awakening and transition from dark to light.
Come and join the new Pregnancy class at Karmaspace Yoga. The Iyengar method is unique in using a variety of props so that both mother and baby get maximum benefit without any strain. The postures exercise the spinal column relieving lower back pain and stengthening the pelvic floor while alleviating tiredness and tension.
The practice helps create space within the uterus ensuring proper blood circulation and adequate room for the baby to move. Pranayama breathing exercises open the chest, improve the circulation of oxygen to the blood in both mother and baby and calm the nerves. These classes are suitable for post-natal as well as ante-natal students.
Mondays 11am - 12pm option to stay for tea and chat after the class.
The class is currently online. Please email the teacher first.
The national UK lockdown measures begin this Thursday. I'll be teaching in the studio on Monday evening and Tuesday morning and then after that its back to a yoga online schedule. Many of you said last time that yoga online was a lifeline for you and how wonderful it was to see the same faces and to come together virtually in our community of Yoga. As such I shall be adding a few extra classes to the timetable to help us come together during these difficult times. I have also added a Beginners class on a Monday evening, so if you have any friends or relatives who have expressed interest now is the time to join.
This term I have a few payment options for you. Either Paypal me directly, pay direct to a bank account (email me for the details), or , I may also link up Eventbrite too as of next week. Click here to find out about the class shedule and how to pay.
WEEK BEGINNING 2ND NOVEMBER
Mondays 6.45pm - 8.15pm - **NEW**In person class
Church Lane, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford CM23 4BE
Email: here or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a few places left on this 5 week block of classes £60
Tuesdays 9.30am - 11am - In person class
The Secret Space, 105 Fore St, Hertford SG14 1AS
Tuesday 6.30 - 7.45pm - online class
Link to follow soon
Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.45am - online class
Link to follow soon
Click Monday 7pm - 8.15pm
General level online Zoom -
Tuesday 9.30am - 11am
2 options: In-person teaching or live online Zoom class
The Secret Space - Hertford (6 spaces available in the studio - bring own equip)
Book here: https://thesecretspace.org.uk
Wednesday 9.30am - 10.45am
General level online zoom class
Wednesday 11am - 12.15pm
Gentle yoga (ideal for beginners or those with injuries, stiffness or who would like a slower more gentle practice). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gentle-yoga-tickets-122892983221
Thursday 7pm - 8.15pm
Restorative class - strenthening the immune system
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I am Adrienne Bagnall -Iyengar yoga teacher, therapist , movement teacher and energy worker. Hope you enjoy my website and blog.