Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Chair legs for your legs

Hi all.  I'm working on some new things for a Props with a Twist workshop this fall.  Here is Bharadvajasana 1 with use of the chair legs to stabilize the human legs.

How kitty finds stability for his legs:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Engineer yoga

Iyengar yogis are sometimes considered the engineers of yoga.  Today's blog is for all the engineers out there who love a good pulley system.  A pulley makes loads lighter.

You know what?  Legs are heavy.  So here are a few good-natured students showing two different pulley systems.

The first one is a rope wall pulley.  I learned this from Gillian in one of her rope wall classes.  It also works on regular rope walls, or just about anything you can attach over your head.  You thread the rope through a hook, have your foot in one end, and hoist your leg into the air.  Here is Bob demonstrating:

Incidentally, Bob's wife Jane is in the doorway.  I really liked to perspective on this one.

As a rope wall isn't always available, you can also use your shoulder for the pulley.  As you pull your arm down, your leg goes up.  Here is Marisa showing that one:

Thanks to Gillian, Bob, Marisa, and Austin Yoga Tree

Friday, April 21, 2017

Good times in Surya Namaskar

Hello blog world.  Did you think I left you?

I've been working on a few things, but I never got everything lined up perfectly for a blog post.  I thought I would try to post a movie this time.

Here's a fun thing you can do with a blanket and a smooth floor.  Or perhaps, you can use it as a new way of cleaning your house.


That little wiggle in the beginning is me getting my blanket straight.