When you practice in an Iyengar Yoga class, the teacher will help you learn to use your breathe, the movement of your limbs and to focus your attention all at the same time. With repetition, the coordination of your breath, muscles and brain in each pose lend to increasing your overall coordination.
Another key to improving coordination lies in transitions between poses. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher will give you specific instructions for moving into and out of each pose, as well as how to be in the pose.
Improving your coordination is essential to reducing injury and can improve your performance in sports and your daily routine.
If you are interested in resuming your yoga practice or in getting started in yoga, please contact Cascade Yoga in Bend, Oregon for more information!
Feeling unbalanced? Practicing yoga literally improves your balance!
In the Iyengar Yoga method, we help beginners build balance by focusing on standing poses in a safe and easy to follow progression. Iyengar Yoga teachers are also trained in modifying poses and helping students know when to take more support, including to support their balance.
At first, you may not even realize you are building your balance, but once you are ready, we introduce Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) in a supported progression.
We don’t expect you to immediately balance on one foot — but we do know how to help you get there by moving step-by-step through a sequenced set of preparations.
For more information, please call or email me — I would love to talk to you about getting started with yoga in the Iyengar method at Cascade Yoga in Bend!
Did you know that you don’t have to be flexible already to get started with yoga? Yoga Increases Flexibility — especially for people who are stiff! A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher can help you increase your flexibility by guiding you through a sequence of poses specifically chosen to improve flexibility, by breaking down the poses into simple phases, and by modifying poses to include the use of props so that you can access the poses no matter how inflexible you are.
So, no more excuses. We know you’re not a gumby already and we have a class waiting for you. Come on in and get started!