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Morning Yoga Class for International Yoga Day. Part 5. Iyengar Yoga for Beginners

Morning Yoga Class for International Yoga Day. Part 5. Iyengar Yoga for Beginners.

In this fifth sequence in the Morning Yoga Class for International Yoga Day we have a 10 minute Iyengar Yoga Sequence which can be practiced either as part of the whole series, or combined with Part 6 so you can practice your inversions. As we progress through the yoga routines in this series, the poses. (asanas) become more more demanding; so if you have been following the set, you would be aware that the sequences at the beginning provide Iyengar Yoga for beginners. However, in this sequence you will be seeing Iyengar yoga poses for Intermediate students coming in, including inversions like Sirsasana (Head Balance). If you are a Beginner to yoga we would recommend that you leave out these more advanced poses in the later sections until you have been taught how to do them by attending an Iyengar Yoga Class local to you .

Thursday, June 21st, 2018, will be celebrated around the world as International Day of Yoga, sponsored by the United Nations. We hope that you will use our Iyengar yoga sequences to honour yoga and our teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar. Around this date, Yoga with Lin and Leo will be publishing an hour long yoga routine, made up from these different parts.

This fifth part gives you some preparational poses (asanas) to help your body understand the actions required in Sirsasana, and finishes in a resting pose – Adho Mukha Virasana. Some of these actions are quite challenging for the novice. We would recommend you look at our Beginners Yoga series if you are new to yoga. This pose helps to build stamina, regulates the endocrine system which helps to steady the hormonal balance, and eases insomnia. The poses we practice here are:
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Gomukasasana ( Cow Face Pose)
Prasarita Padottanasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dog Head Down)
Sirsasana (Head Balance)
Adho Mukha Virasana

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See the Yoga for Beginners series for online yoga workouts specifically for Complete Beginners. See 30 days of yoga series for a 30 day yoga challenge. Yoga practice can improve strength and flexibility and yoga for back pain relief and yoga for weight loss has been supported by many studies.

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, stress and general anxiety.

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A yoga practice may give you a physical workout, but more importantly, all our programmes are designed to harmonise mind, body and breath. Yoga is not just to increase your flexibility, strength and the general tone of your body; it has the capacity to free your mind, 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.

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 with our Beginners series! Get out your mat and build the foundation of your own yoga practice with these short yoga videos to practice yoga at home. To do a different short practice each day, see our 30 Days of Yoga. For longer practice, look at our Beginners Yoga series. If you have a low back problem or need some yoga exercises for stiff shoulders or tight hamstrings, look at our 3 R’s series for Relief, Repair and Recovery. Enjoy!



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