Improve your Flexibility – Iyengar Yoga for Beginners, This 25 minute sequence will help you ease out the stiffness and start to make your body stronger and more flexible.
The poses we teach in this yoga sequence are:
Adho Mukha Svanasana – Dog Head Down Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended side angle Pose
Utthita Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
Supta Panagustasana II – Supine Leg Lift to side
Gomukasana in VIrasana – Hands in Cow Face Pose, Sitting in Hero Pose
Setu Bandha on pads – Bridge Pose
Savasana – Corpse Pose
The yoga equipment you may use in this sequence is as follows:
A yoga mat
4 x foam pads (you could use folded blankets)
1 or 2 x yoga bricks (you can use a couple of books)
1 x yoga belt or a cord
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This yoga sequence is Iyengar yoga for beginners but if you have never done yoga before and are looking for yoga for Complete Beginners, check out our Introductory Course:
Iyengar yoga teaches you how to work effectively with yoga props. In Yoga with Lin and Leo, we teach you how to bring yoga poses into your everyday life to improve, posture, balance, strength, flexibility and mental resilience.
Although this is a good place to find out about Iyengar Yoga and the benefits it can bring, 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.
Regular yoga practice has been shown in studies to help with back pain, shoulder pain and neck and hip problems.
Learn to use your breath to open your chest. Yoga poses help you to connect with your breath which can assist with problems of anxiety, low mood and depression. When you are more experienced, you can start to develop your awareness of the breath and learn Pranayama (breathing) techniques, which in turn can develop into meditation; helping to develop mindfulness and a more tranquil approach to life.
Of course a yoga workout can be very energetic and will therefore help with weight loss. However, it is the mental attitude that yoga cultivates, which helps you to develop a good relationship with yourself, your body and how you chose to treat it.
If you have a more advanced yoga practice, look at our Yoga Pose Directory where some of the more challenging poses like Eka Pada Sirsasana, Bakasana, Head balance, handstands and backbends will be taught in some detail, as well as showing you techniques to prepare your body for the more demanding actions. Or see our Intermediate Yoga playlist:
Once you have completed the sequences for our Introductory Iyengar Yoga Course, try our 19 Days of Yoga series,
which are more dynamic sequences.
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For our ebook, “Yoga for the Stiffer Body”: