19 Days of Yoga – Day 1. Iyengar Yoga Sequence

Day 1 – 19 Days of Yoga. Iyengar Yoga Sequence
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Following the success of our 30 Days of Yoga and 13 Days of Yoga series, this year we have taken a slightly different approach. We have done voiceovers, rather than talking to camera. Lin, in the white top, will be showing the classic versions of poses and Leo, in the dark top, will be showing modified versions of the poses using props. The modified versions are for those who find the pose difficult, or who wish to improve their work in the pose. 19th January 2018 will be the fourth annual National Iyengar Yoga Day in the UK and Ireland to celebrate the teachings of Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, and to promote Iyengar yoga nationally. Events will include free taster classes and celebrations of his life in Iyengar Yoga Institutes and centres throughout the country. ‘Yoga with Lin and Leo’ channel is leading up to this day with a series of sequences. In the Iyengar tradition, these sequences would be regarded as Beginners Yoga poses as they are all taken from the Introductory syllabus, however, they are not suitable for those who are completely new to yoga. If you want Beginners Iyengar Yoga, check out our playlist for an introductory Iyengar yoga course for complete beginners

Day 1 of 19 Days of Yoga – the yoga class comprises the following yoga poses:

Adho Mukha Svanasana, (Dog Head Down)
Uttanasana, (Forward Bend)
Adho Mukha Svanasana, (Dog Head Down)
Uttanasana, (Forward Bend)
Adho mukha virasana (Forward Bending Hero Pose)
Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Legged Seated Pose)
Prasarita Padottanasana
Trikonasana, (Triangle Pose)
Marichasana 1 (Seated twist)
Gomukasana in Virasana, (Cow faced Pose, Kneeling Hero Pose)
Supta Baddha Konasana- Feet raised. (Supine Bound Angle or Supine Cobblers Pose).
Savasana (Corpse Pose)

If you are doing the classical yoga poses, you just need your mat, If you are doing the modified versions, as well as your mat you will need the following yoga equipment:
1 x yoga bolster (you can use 2 x foam pads or a couple of cusions)
2 x yoga bricks (you can use 2 x foam pads or the seat of a chair)
2 x yoga belts (you can use cords, ropes or even tea towels)
1 x yoga blanket (or other blanket)

These sequences aim to improve your extension, alignment and balance in the poses. If you find any of the poses difficult, you can look the poses up in our Yoga Pose Directory, which we are adding to all the time. In the Pose Directory you will find yoga tutorials on many of the poses you will encounter in the 19 Days of Yoga Series. These tutorials will teach the poses in more detail and sometimes with extra props.

If you are near to Maidstone, in the South East of England, register with the Maidstone Iyengar Yoga Centre and enjoy one of our free classes with us.

If you want to try Yoga with Lin and Leo’s 30 Days of Yoga series, check out our Playlist:

Or our 13 Days of yoga:

Yoga practice can improve strength and flexibility and yoga for back pain relief and yoga for weight loss has been supported by many studies.

Join Yoga with Lin and Leo for safe, detailed instruction from experienced Iyengar yoga teachers. Although we would always suggest that you find a certified Iyengar yoga teacher so that you can attend a class near you, this channel has yoga sequences to help you practice your yoga at home.

Yoga is not a sport but regular practice of yoga sequences can improve fitness levels. Practiced correctly, yoga will stretch muscles and strengthen joints, as well as helping with mental and physical wellbeing; indeed many studies have shown that yoga can have remarkable effects on problems with back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain as well as demonstrating positive effects on mental health problems such as depression.
We will be posting videos for all levels but if you have never done yoga before or you want to re-visit some of the basics – then start here!

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For Iyengar yoga classes in the UK:

Welcome to our channel, Yoga with Lin and Leo. Safe, detailed instruction from experienced Iyengar yoga teachers.
Yoga is not just to increase your flexibility, strength and the general tone of your body; it has the capacity to increase mindfulness, improve your wellbeing and increase your mental resilience. Begin here to create a foundation for a home yoga practice. These free online yoga classes can be practiced at home; although we would always suggest you find a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher near to you so you can attend a class.


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