Yoga, Therapies & Mindfulness
I love Iyengar yoga is because of its deep anatomical and therapeutic understandings and approaches.
This is a wonderful short sequence for releasing pain or tension in the neck. Most of the poses look to open the dorsal spine towards the chest which has a profound effect for the neck. The chair backbend may be advanced for some so omit if necessary and just backbend off the edge of your bed or sofa. 😊
Yoga Workshop with Adrienne
Sat 22 May 2021,
Phone: 01992 503141
Address: 105 Fore St, Hertford SG14 1AS
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This workshop is open to anyone with a mindful, regular yoga practice. In Adrienne’s workshop this month, the focus is on the Hips and the Psoas, initially connecting with subtle and mindful supine poses, where you will learn to understand your own individual movements and restrictions. The workshop will then lead on to a deeper asana practice. Through an intelligent and creative use of props to maximise the benefits you will learn how Yogasana, props and the breath can help to open and release this deep emotional and energetic area of the body. The study of the body is informed both the Western approach of skeletal-muscular anatomy as well as the Eastern approach of the subtle, energetic body. This workshop will focus on precise, thoughtful, and challenging actions, asanas and movements.
Wow! What an amazing 4 days of teachings from Abhijata Iyengar, who is the granddaughter of BKS Iyengar, who is now heading the Iyengar family.
EHer prowess at multi-layered teaching was an art form to behold. It takes great skill to teach a smorgasbord of students. We had separate teachings for the menopause, menstrual cycle, asthma, knee problems, for newer students to experienced students. Alongside this she weaved in live Q&As into her teachings so we could understand the submitted queries from an embodied practice.
And for those who were there, who could forget the apple crumble concept 😊.. remembering sanskaras and imprints!
When commended on her teaching skills at the end of one of the sessions she said “if I can teach in front of BKS Iyengar then all other teaching is easy (or words to that effect)’ . A true master 🙏.
Thanks to IYUK @iyengar_uk and all of the organisers for the Iyengar UK convention. So honoured to be a part of this community.
Yoga classes are back online this week from Wednesday 12 April. I'll be teaching online until hopefully May 17, and after this I shall be combining live and Zoom teaching.
Classes this week beginning 12 April 2021
Wednesday 9.30am - 10.45
Saturday 9am - 10.30am
For the full April schedule for April click here.
To book any of these classes you will need a zoom password so contact me via karmaspaceyoga.com or text 07970 841999 if you are new and need the passcode. For existing yogis, the passcode is the same.
All classes are £10 per class.
Pay via BACS (contact me) or paypal.me/AdrienneKarmaspace
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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I am Adrienne Bagnall -Iyengar yoga teacher, therapist , movement teacher and energy worker. Hope you enjoy my website and blog.