Yoga Studio Portugal

The page to share information for the yoga studio holiday and retreat centre in Vale Bejinha , Sao luis Portugal

This is a retreat centre where people can simply rest in nature , take a yoga retreat , attend classes . The centre can accommodate up to 8 people and we welcome small or larger groups from One person to eight people . we are open to people who have no interest in yoga and meditation who wish to stay in a beautiful location but also offer programmes for those who wish to explore Yoga asana . Pranayama and Meditation .

Missão: the mission is to provide the conditions and surroundings for the sharing of Yoga and for those seeking a holiday in this bountiful part of the world

The Body Mechanic

Biomechanically the pelvis and shoulder are linked. This is what is referred to as a Myofascial sling.

The hamstrings starting from the tibia then insert into the Ischial tuberosity. This then continues along as the Sacro-tuberous ligament and then through the thoraco-Lumbar fascia. This then continues to the Latissimus dorsi which then inserts into the opposite scapula and humerus.

Therefore your Hamstrings actually attach to your arms!!!

So....if there is tension through this sling caused from a rotated pelvis, then the infraspinatus (a muscle on the scapula) can go into spasm and so prevents the biomechanical function of the shoulder. This is a common cause of shoulder injuries.

In order to reduce risk of shoulder injuries the pelvis must be in good biomechanical shape.

Therefore if you have shoulder pain, then you will need to have your pelvis assessed.

I'm really not going crazy if I assess your pelvis before looking at your shoulder!

Image: Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains

Single Cell Animation

An animation showing the moving parts of the Respiratory System.
The Lungs are different from one another. The right consists of three lobes, Superior, Middle, and Inferior, while the left only has two, the Superior and Inferior.
The Lungs are encased by the Pleura, a membrane surface that lubricates the lungs movement while we breath.
The Diaphragm, a muscle that helps pump air into and out of the lungs. As it contracts (moves down), the air is sucked in, as it relaxes, the air is pushed out.
#lungs #pleura #diaphragm

Yoga Iyengar Maitreya

O Mestre

Conoce más sobre el mundo del #yoga #iyengar #master

A medical yoga class with Dr Geeta S.

In 2009, we spent several months in at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, in Pune. We were granted permission to make this short documentary to showca...

Centro de Iyengar Yoga do Porto

As AUM has 3 letters, which stand for generation, continuation and culmination in words or actions, Asana too has 3 movements:
A is going in position,
U is stabilizing and staying in the asana, and
M is coming out of the position.

In this way, an asana mentally expresses the “pranava mantra of āum, without uttering it.

Core of the Yoga Sutras | B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada/Association Canadienne de Yoga Iyengar

To honour BKS Iyengar's centenary year, we asked several Canadian Senior Teachers to share with us their stories of having worked closely with Guruji in the early days. Here's a teaser of some very precious memories 🙏💛. Stay tuned to our page, as each of the 5 interviews will be released in full over the next couple of months.

Yogakshema - Iyengar Yoga Centre Delhi

#Yogakshema - A Journey from Hopelesness to Hopefulness. #IyengarYoga #BKSIyengar #NiveditaJoshi #IyengarYogaForHealth

Iyengar - Sirsasana head stand EXPLAINED and ADJUSTED

Master BKS Iyengar explains about sirsasan, SHOWS it by himself and adjust students with different problems (!). Quality is low, but information is priceless...


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Yoga Selection


Learn this advanced asana with images and step-by-step instructions. Vrschikasana combines aspects of both inversions and backbends. Work towards the final pose with a sequence involving forearm balance and back bending postures.

Yoga Selection


Learn a simple sequence of standing poses with images and step-by-step instructions. This sequence will be ideal for kickstarting your yoga home practice. It concentrates mainly on standing poses, and includes some inverted poses that are central to a classical Iyengar Yoga sequence. There is also a focus on knee care. This is a theme further explored in this week’s intermediate class 59 on Yoga Selection.

Yoga Selection


Learn Iyengar Yoga techniques to help relieve lower back pain. This Yoga Selection blog post uses images and step-by-step instructions to guide you. It focuses on poses that can easily be incorporated into a home yoga practice. Increase your mobility and strengthen your spine with this tailored sequence.

Yoga Iyengar San Isidro

Namaskar! Queres saber un poco de que se trata la tecnica Iyengar? Mira este video!

Iyengar Yoga Maida Vale, London

"Asanas are done by the body, but are not totally for the body. Asanas are part of yoga and yoga is primarily for the consciousness. Yoga is for the mind. It should be done by the body for the mind."

Iyengar Yoga Maida Vale, London

"Asanas are done by the body, but are not totally for the body. Asanas are part of yoga and yoga is primarily for the consciousness. Yoga is for the mind. It should be done by the body for the mind."

BKS Iyengar Yoga Centre, Schoemanshoek, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

“We are always looking outward, listening to our teachers who come with their own problems and limitations and we ignore the most supreme teacher within ourselves. The only way to evolve, to progress, to truly practice, is to listen to our inner teacher." Prashantji Iyengar

Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

ASK RICHARD AND MARY: "Should mula bandha be active for entire practice? I feel I have been engaging it for most of the postures but I am not sure if that is correct and/or safe (I have read that it may not be ideal for women)? Many of the yoga classes I have taken do not specify this. Is "sucking in the belly" or "belly into the spine" the same thing as activating it?"


Rajiv Mehrotra has been a personal student of HH The Dalai Lama for more than thirty years & describes himself as “a most unworthy chela” of his. Till 2012 h...

Cultivating a Relationship with Your Spine: Open Source Interview w/ Gary Kraftsow

Lizzie talks to Gary about his yoga journey: meeting Krishnamacharya in Madras at age 19, and studying with his son, Desikachar.

Traumatic Brain Injury Yoga

Professor T. Krishnamacharya (1888 - 1989)
The source scholar of modern Yoga. He was teacher to B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and his own son, T.K.V. Desikachar. His scholarship brought forth Yoga from the Great Tradition, making it available in our modern context. He clarified "what is yoga," and more importantly, how does any individual practice and make use of Yoga according to their unique individual needs, body type, age, health, lifestyle and cultural background. Regretfully, Krishnamacharya’s principles of yoga have been left out of the modern styles of yoga popularized around the world. The yoga principles from Krishnamacharya need to be included in the styles of yoga that derived from him. Then, we have the full spectrum of practice. Then, your yoga is entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. The hallmark of Krishnamacharya's work is that there is a right yoga for every person no matter who you are. "If you can breath, you can do yoga!" Krishnamacharya is of our own time.
Mark Whitwell

BKS Iyengar Teaching Yoga asana class London 1985 part1 of 2 (Clip 4 of 4)

The lady in red . Mira Mehta was my teacher trainer . This filmed at the old Iyengar institute in London , when there were just two yoga centres in London .

Part 1 of 2 (clip 4 of 4) BKS Iyengar teaching yoga asana class in London, 1985 With typically detailed instruction and analysis of postures For more yoga an...

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Birmingham

One of Jayne’s Summer Intensives this year....

Tsoknyi Hong Kong

如何修持微細身? How to do Subtle Body practice?

Interview with Chuck Miller at AYP

I had the great fortune to spend some time with Chuck asking him questions about yoga! Have a look at this interview to enjoy wisdom from this inspiring man.

[01/15/18]   Please note there will be no classes on friday the 19th of January , apologies for inconvenience best charlie

Kiran Yoga

What is yoga? Something rather different from the vanity circus it became.

Films Division of India prepared its' first documentary on Yoga at and under the supervision of The Yoga Institute. The film "Yoga for Health" is in English and in Hindi. (1950)

Yoga Srca/Yoga of Heart

Pandit Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya of Chennai (1888-1989) breathing deeply in pranayama.

Iyengar on Yoga

BKS Iyengar talks about Krishnamacharya and the varied 'styles' of Yoga.

Samata International

Larry talks about his first encounter with B.K.S. Iyengar in India.
#iyengar #bksiyengar #yoga #yogatherapy #yogamasters #samata #larrypayne #YTRX #POLY #samatainternational #samatayoga #meetingswithyogamasters #india

Iyengar Yoga Australia

Guruji BKS Iyengar explains why we do inversions in yoga, and how they work on the body and mind.

Iyengar Yoga Australia

Guruji BKS Iyengar explains why we do inversions in yoga, and how they work on the body and mind.

Yoganusasanam - Iyengar Yoga Delhi

"Extension and expansion brings space,
and space brings freedom.
Freedom is precision, and precision is divine.
From freedom of the body comes freedom of the mind."

Guruji BKS Iyengar
Light on Life

Yoga and Life

"Backbends are not poses meant for expressionism. Backbends are meant to understand the back parts of our bodies. The front body can be seen with the eyes, but the back body can only be felt. That's why I say these are the most advanced postures, where the mind begins to look back." - BKS Iyengar

#bksiyengar #gurujiwisdom #backbends #bodyandmindwisdom

Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

Richard Freeman discussed mula bandha with writer Tim Noworyta: Mula bandha is not the muscular contraction it is often thought to be–and taught as. Instead, it’s a more subtle yet more profound action that involves release instead of effort.

“Mula bandha is slippery, like an avocado pit,” Richard notes. “The more you try to grab or squeeze it, the more it slips away. It’s not what you think it is. In fact, it’s beyond thought and occurs only when you release thought. But you must always tend to it, because through it the flame of citta, or apana, the raw life force, rises from the pelvic floor to manifest at the crown of the head like the thousand-petaled lotus.
Read "The Physiology of Enlightenment"

Hannah Lovegrove Iyengar Yoga

Backward extensions are a useful way to access this nerve, which is why some people find backward extensions make them feel slightly nauseous. The trick to to get an even extension - try standing a few inches from a wall, back to the wall, and stretching up and back to touch the wall. You'll notice how even a few inches can feel very strong. But when you stand up straight again - it's a whole new world!

Marrickville Yoga Centre

Standing Poses at The Centre this week. Great post from Ballarat Iyengar Yoga on Standing Poses in Iyengar Yoga.
'Standing poses infuse the body with energy. They are invigorating.'

The Diaphragm in Iyengar Yoga Pranayama and Physical Therapy | IYNAUS | Iyengar Yoga: National Association of the United States Breathing exercises are popular tools with the public and healthcare providers. They are used increasingly in complementary and alternative medicine to promote health and wellness; after vitamins and supplements, they are the most commonly used therapy.

BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand

For a yogi, backbends are meant to invert the mind, to observe and to feel—first the back, then the consciousness and the very seer. Through the practice of backbends, by using the senses of perception to look back, and drawing the mind to the back portion of the body, one day meditation comes naturally.

INTERVIEW WITH B.K.S. IYENGAR ON BACKBENDS 12/5/91 Questions asked by Victor Oppenheimer and Patricia Walden
These questions were asked during the teachers’ backbend intensive Mr. Iyengar taught in November-December, 1991. This intensive was videotaped, and some of the questions refer to the videotapes. The interview was transcribed and edited by Francie Ricks.

BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand

Say hello to the sartorius muscle — the longest muscle in the body.

Iyengar Yoga Space

INFINITE IYENGAR! Prop of the month - THE STRAP! Here we have standing poses demonstrated with the strap. The strap needs to be very taut to be effective. In Uttihita Trikonasana (triangle pose), Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose) and Parsvottanasana (extreme sideways stretch) the strap keeps the front leg thigh rolling from the inside to the outside and moving towards the back foot, thus aligning the hips and increasing the stretch on the legs. In Uttihita Hasta Padagustasana, Parsva Hasta Padangustasana (the standing balances) as well as Vrksasana (tree pose) it allows us to hold the foot or leg upward without rolling the spine forward in our attempt to hold the foot, thus keeping the uprightness and integrity of the pose. Finally, the crossing of the strap across the thoracic and over either shoulder (also pictured in Parsvottanasana) keeps the front of the trunk extended, even in the forward extension. Try them! There are many more, these are just a few examples. ALL OF THEM ALLOW A CONNECTIVITY FROM THE DISTAL POINTS OF THE BODY TO AND THROUGH THE SPINE! #yogaeverydamnday #yogasydney #infiniteiyengar #yogapaddington #iyengaryoga #yoga #yogapractice #yogapose #yogaprops #infinitepossibilities #trysomethingnew #iyengaryogaspace

Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria

'In 1960's, when I was in France, I saw people were using belts to carry or tie their luggage. They were holding their bags together with them. My bag was also tied with it and I returned home. Then I thought, 'this luggage belt is good for yoga also. If the bags are tied so firmly, I can use it for my legs too'. I immediately tried it. With that grip, it held my legs and I could hit them out in a confined space. That is action with resistance.

The next year, when I went back to France to buy those belts, I learned that those particular belts were 'out of fashion' and taken off the market. Thankfully, since I had that one belt. after I returned home, I got belts with those buckles manufactured here in Pune.

Later I began using the belt to give my muscles a sense of direction.

Everything can contribute to yoga is my ardent conviction. It is not the size of the object or the complexity of its arrangement or the content which is important, but the intention and attitude which convert a simple gadget into a prop.'

BKS Iyengar

VinyasaKrama Yoga (1980) IV

TV Program of Srivatsa Ramaswami 1980 Part IV

True Passion

This will be part of our practice in this weeks Iyengar Yoga Classes. No credit to me, thanks to a fb post. We are so fortunate that so many people share on fb. This one I love 😄💪🏻 you will too😜

Linda's Yoga Journey

"Krishnamacharya clearly defined the necessary components of asana practice:
It brings balance and cultivates a state of calm and clarity (sattva)
It has purpose
It involves proper breathing
It is done in conjunction with the yamas and niyamas
It is learned from a proper teacher
It is a practice of ‘minding the mind’
If these components are not present, it is not yoga!" - A.G. Mohan

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