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!
There are many benefits to practicing inversions! All inversions, whether they are supported or independent:
Work on the respiratory, circulatory, nervous and glandular systems
Help to strengthen will power & positive attitude
Increase intellectual capacity
Bring emotional stability
Improve behavioral patterns
A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher will incorporate supported, simple inversions from your very first class — you probably won’t even realize you are practicing a modified inversion, but you will still receive all the benefits! Over the course of time, with a consistent and sustained yoga practice, we will introduce: Viparita Karani (Inverted Relaxation Pose), Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Sirsasana (Head Stand — see photo!), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Hand Stand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance) and more!
If you would like get started with yoga, please contact Bonnie at Cascade Yoga in Bend: