From Standing to gentle Ustrasana

Ustrasana or Camel pose is a wonderful heart opening pose, it lifts the spirit and opens up the chest.
Standing poses bring strength to the legs reminding us to remain grounded.
This little film was made one morning on Tresco (one of the Isles of Scilly). Listen out for the birds, so so soothing.
Enjoy your practice,
Lucy

A few ideas to help you with Chaturanga Dandasana

Using props in yoga can really help with getting a handle on the slightly more challenging poses. Holding Chaturanga in an Iyengar Yoga practice is a challenge. In the book, Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar says “stay for some time with normal breathing”, leaving it up to the individual to decide how long “some time ” is. Often we dip in and don’t hold this chaturanga challenge, at the end of the practice we do just that (but only if you want to). Enjoy, Love and light, Lucy

Simple Yoga poses using a chair

A ‘Yoga chair’ (a metal framed on like in my video) is helpful but not necessary for this practice. Learn how to use the chair to support yoga poses, whether that is because you are dealing with fatigue or you want to explore poses a little longer to improve your technique.

I used to think that props got in the way of a ‘real’ Yogasana practice but, as my practice has deepened, they have become essential tools. Allowing each posture to become (in the words of BKS Iyengar) “Meditation in action”.

I hope by the end of this half hour yoga practice you may feel the same way.

Enjoy!
Love and light,
Lucy

Learning to love Lotus (Padmasana)

Padmasana or Lotus pose, is the pose that often comes to mind when we use an image to represent Yoga, so much so that my phone has a Padmasana emoticon.
In this practice I will take you through a few steps to get towards this elusive posture by releasing tension around the hips, thighs and knees.
This yoga session is great if you can already do, or are working towards, Lotus in your practice already.
I hope this helps.
Love and light
Lucy

Dog head down easy flow

Dog head down easy flow, will allow you to feel like like you have had a little yoga work out.
I knew time and tide were against me and the floor sloped away from my hands, so this 25 minute session was the answer.
Enjoy your yoga practice,
Lucy