October 12, 2012

Yoga practice is filled with dualities, with polar limits. We start as beginners and advance towards mastery. Some of us have pelvises that are habitually held in a backward tilt, some of us in a forward tilt. Some of us are tightly-ligamented, some of us are loosely h...

October 10, 2012

If vinyasa is the orderly placing of one pose after another in a specific sequence, what could the opposite of vinyasa be? In his article on Vinyasa Yoga in volume 8 of Ashtadala Yogamala, B. K. S. Iyengar coins the term “vishamanyasa” as “placing in an odd or irregula...

October 2, 2012

One thing yogis with some experience of different styles can say for certain is that Iyengar Yoga is most definitely not vinyasa. These days, the two styles almost exist as two opposite poles of the yoga spectrum. In an Iyengar class, poses are held for more than a few...

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