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Home Practice

IYNYC article on starting your home practice
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Level 1 Home Practice Sequences

Level 2 Home Practice Sequences


Lois Steinberg sequence for the respiratory system
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Videos

A talk by Prashantji titled ‘International Yoga Day – Our Responsibilities’ on Facebook
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Online session from Prashantji on the Yoga as per the tradition of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar
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Iyengar Yoga UK YouTube Channel
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Online Classes with Uday Bhosale
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Free livestreamed and on-demand videos from Senior 3 Iyengar Teacher Helen Graham
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Videos on specific poses and short sequences from Frances Mckee at The Yoga Extension
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FAQs

We hope we've answered some of the most common frequently asked questions here. However, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can contact an individual teacher or complete the contact us form here on the website.

  • No. The focus of Iyengar yoga is on postural alignment which can alleviate postural/structural problems. Flexibility is not important, and can even be a hindrance. Both your flexibility and strength are likely to grow through practicing yoga.

    Yoga can help to develop a deeper knowledge of yourself, which can contribute to greater self-confidence.

  • It is best not to eat a full meal less than 3 hours before class, or a light meal less than 2 hours.

  • A course is often a set of classes lasting, say, six or eight weeks. Most classes run weekly, and are available to students on a drop-in basis, sometimes with a higher fee than if you commit to a course. Workshops are generally one-off events, often taught by visiting teachers, are longer than classes, and more intense.

  • An introductory or beginners’ class or course will set you on the right path. Make sure you tell your teacher if you haven' tried yoga before, so they can give you extra assistance if required.

  • Clothes that do not restrict your movement. It helps if your teacher can see your knees and feet so most students wear tights or shorts, and a T-shirt. Yoga is generally practiced in bare feet.

  • Unless your teacher makes it clear otherwise, equipment will be provided. Some people, however, like to take their own yoga mat.

  • Iyengar yoga is for anyone irrespective of age, gender, health, religion and circumstances in life. Iyengar yoga is not competitive. You will not be judged against other people.

  • You can attend regular classes up until your 10th week of pregnancy, but you must avoid some postures, so please tell your teacher. 10-14 weeks yoga is not advised. From 14 up to the birth, you may participate in a class provided you have an established practice with a regular teacher. There are some dedicated pregnancy classes.

  • Yes. Please let your teacher know at the start of class, as some postures are not suitable. Your teacher will provide you with alternatives.

  • Only those over 16 years. There are some classes run especially for children and teenagers.

  • iYoga Glasgow is a local institute of Iyengar Yoga UK (IY UK), run by a voluntary committee that complies with IY UK requirements. All the teachers on this website are fully qualified and are holders of the IY UK Certification Mark.

  • Iyengar yoga is characterised by precision and alignment in the execution of the postures (asanas), sequencing of the asanas towards a desired result, timing in the length of time the asanas are held for maximum benefit, and the use of props if required to help a student gain the maximum benefit from each asana. Iyengar yoga concentrates on postural alignment and body awareness. For more information see IY UK website FAQ’s.

  • You can find full details on how to join iYoga Glasgow on our Memberships page.

  • Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar has developed what has come to be called Iyengar yoga from a firm spiritual, philosophical and practical base. Iyengar yoga is a way of life, rather than a physical activity. A very successful teacher training programme has run for many years and took its final intake of trainees in January 2018. A new system of preparing for teaching assessment is being finalised this year. Details of the new system will be set out on this page when available. Candidates for teaching assessment must have practiced Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years before presenting for assessment. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in their personal practice in the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar yoga and its philosophy. Good luck!

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New workshops in June 150 150 iyogaglasgow

New workshops in June

Online yoga sessions by Sri Prashant S Iyengar will be webcasting from 10th to 13th June 2021 from Dr.BKS Iyengar International Yoga center – Bellur.

Frances Mckee and Neil Gillies are running a Level 3 workshop in studio at the Yoga Extension on Sat 5th June.

The IYUK Therapy Committee are presenting a workshop for teachers and trainee teachers entitled Yoga Support for Physical Fatigue on Sat 12th June.

See Events & Workshops for more details.

Online Workshop with David Meloni 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Online Workshop with David Meloni

Although we haven’t been able to benefit from David’s teaching in person since 2019, booking is now open for his Scottish online event, which takes place on 15th-16th May at 14:00-17:00 BST.

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Gulnaaz Dashti Weekly Classes 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Gulnaaz Dashti Weekly Classes

Following on from Gulnaaz’s workshops fairly recently, lots of people expressed their enthusiasm for more of her after the workshops. She has now agreed to teach a weekly class online every week from Thursday 6th May.

See Classes for more details.

Gulnaaz Dashti Workshop 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Gulnaaz Dashti Workshop

iYoga Glasgow are running an online workshop with Gulnaaz Dashti on Sunday 21st March.

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Special class on the occasion of International women’s day 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Special class on the occasion of International women’s day

8th March 7 to 8:30pm IST with Abhay Javakhedkar.

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IY(UK) Virtual Convention Reminder 150 150 iyogaglasgow

IY(UK) Virtual Convention Reminder

IY(UK) are honoured to welcome Abhijata Iyengar, granddaughter of BKS Iyengar, and co-director of our mother institute RIMYI in Pune, India, as the headline teacher for this 2021 virtual convention April 30 – May 03.

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iYoga Glasgow Workshop & AGM Reminder 150 150 iyogaglasgow

iYoga Glasgow Workshop & AGM Reminder

The iYoga Glasgow AGM will take place on Sunday 25th April and will be preceded by a one-hour workshop led by Bonar Hutchison.

See Events & Workshops for more details about both events.

New Workshops in March 150 150 iyogaglasgow

New Workshops in March

Gulnaaz Dashti and Abhay Javakhedkar are running separate 3 day workshops in March.

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Iyengar Yoga in Action Workshops 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Iyengar Yoga in Action Workshops

In support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and to raise funds for the African rainbow Family charity, on Sunday 7th March, a group of Iyengar Yoga teachers will be offering 2 two and a half hour online yoga workshops – one in the morning and one in the afternoon . The workshops will be suitable for students of all levels, apart from complete beginners. The programme for both workshops will be the same but they will be taught by different teachers.

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Workshops with Bonar Hutchison 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Workshops with Bonar Hutchison

Bonar Hutchison is running 3 workshops in February, March, and April, to look the new Iyengar Yoga syllabus.

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