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Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York Home Practice Sequence Level 1 Sequence 2

Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York Home Practice Sequence Level 2 Sequence 4

Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York Home Practice Sequence Level 2 Sequence 3 (cont.)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York Home Practice Sequence Level 2 Sequence 1 (cont.)

B K S Iyengar - Iyengar Yoga - Asanas - Inversions & props

Achieve alignment by engaging the tensor fascia lata on the bent leg. To activate this muscle straighten the elbow and then gently press the outside of the knee against the arm, as shown. This abducts the thigh at the hip joint. Because the arm keeps the knee from moving backwards, the abduction component of the TFL has the biomechanical effect of drawing the pelvis forward. This helps to open the front of the body in the asana!

B K S Iyengar - Iyengar Yoga - Asanas - Inversions

B K S Iyengar - Iyengar Yoga - Asanas - Inversions

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Traditional Rajasthani Dance, Udaipur, India