category: Practise


The quality yoga teaching you get is one good reason to attend classes at our school. One factor that distinguishes… Read More

sacred_texts

Yoga is not an intellectual subject, however there is a place for the study of sacred texts in our practice.… Read More

virasana

Virasana, when done daily and for a good length of time, can aid in curing a common condition known as… Read More

Cold dark mornings and winter nights are not particularly conducive to getting to your regular yoga class or doing your… Read More

This blog post was written by Sharon Russell, a regular student of the school, and describes her experience of attending… Read More

Listen to a Radio National interview conducted on 29th March 2017 with scientist and Iyengar yoga practitioner Roger Cole, who… Read More

Maintaining a regular yoga practice is not an easy feat as many obstacles have to be faced. It can be… Read More

Have you ever wondered what the Friday Pranayama Class is about? This blog post is written by long term student… Read More

If you are new to Iyengar yoga you may be wondering where to start. We have two options: a Try… Read More

This post provides a sequence that covers all the basic categories of poses and can be done by most with… Read More

Why You Should Consider Coming On A Retreat

The advice given in a classical yoga text hints at why taking the time, effort and expense to come on… Read More

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training

Within an unregulated industry the rigorous and professional approach of Iyengar yoga teacher training is a shining light. It seems… Read More

My Yoga Journey by Lorenzo Sacchini

After five years, I can still easily remember the beginning of my yoga journey. I didn’t know anything about the discipline… Read More

Sunday Morning Teacher Kathryn Clarke

Our Sunday morning teacher Kathryn Clarke takes the Mixed (Level 1/2) Class. In this post Kathryn answers some questions about… Read More

The presentation of asanas or poses is not about achieving an end point or destination, but has everything to do… Read More

straight legs

There was a rumour going around that the BKS in BKS Iyengar stood for ‘Both Knees Straight’, such is the… Read More

menstruation

A menstruation sequence than can be a restorative practice for everyone. Menstruation is a time when women can suffer from… Read More

Often taken as a transition movement into other poses, it is necessary to consider utthita hasta padasana as a pose… Read More

Cultivating Faith In Practice

The most lasting impression I have from spending time with the Iyengars is just how much faith they have in… Read More

Sanskrit Names Of Yoga Poses

A Way Of Learning The Names Of Some Of The Poses At our school we always refer to the Sanskrit… Read More

Light on Yoga - Central Yoga School

It Is A Classic, But Is It Classical? There is no denying that Light On Yoga, authored by BKS Iyengar,… Read More

Mr Iyengar Practising Yoga, not Bhoga

There is a fine line between practising yoga, and its opposite, bhoga The Yoga Sutras state that: ‘Yoga is the… Read More

Samasthiti

In the Iyengar tradition the pictured pose, up until recently, was always referred to as ‘tadasana’. Tadasana translates as ‘mountain… Read More

The importance of being regular - Central Yoga School

In the Yoga Sutras it is stated: ‘Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for success in yoga’ (YS… Read More

Patanjali

Why We Recite The Patanjali Chant Before We Practise In most of our classes (apart from Foundation and Lunchtime classes)… Read More