Iyengar’s teachings have also influenced  numerous modern yoga styles, like Anusara and alignment-based Vinyasa. Of the Indian teachers who first brought yoga to the US, there are very few still among us—which makes this occasion ripe for celebration.
The yoga studio in Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, will mark this special day with an afternoon gathering at 3pm on Dec. Yogaville—a premiere Iyengar school in Preston, Australia—is celebrating Guruji’s birthday with a sunrise class at 6am on Dec. Yogini Djoeke Van Der Werf led Beirut's first Iyengar Yoga workshop at Mont La Saade in Ain Saade on Saturday, reports The Daily Star.
The popularity of yoga has created tons of business opportunities, and expansion-minded studios have taken notice. This isn’t Fonda’s first yoga video—in addition to her 20 plus videos on aerobics, she made one yoga video on VHS in 1993. Fonda, who has had a full life as a performer, political activist, healthy living proponent, and, more recently, Zen meditator, is still quite active in the world and online. As you inhale, lift your sitting bones and chest toward the ceiling, allowing your belly to sink toward the floor. Protect your neck by broadening across your shoulder blades and drawing your shoulders down, away from your ears.
Bedtime stories come to life with Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story (available April 1), ?a charmingly illustrated book that tells the story ?of the earth settling down for the night while showing kids simple, relaxing poses.
A social justice activist offers yoga for domestic workers as a way to nurture women who bring love and care to others. Featured on Veria Living Network (a wellness and lifestyle channel available on DISH and some cable networks), the “reality” show includes a 35-minute yoga practice led by Nardini, with real-life yoga teachers and students of different shapes, sizes and experience as her models. Erica Rodefer Winters tries aerial yoga and discovers some important lessons about her yoga practice, and her expectations. A clever invention handcrafted in the United States, the Dharma Yoga Wheel is ?for backbending newbies and veterans alike. Conquer fear in a pose that combines an arm balance, hip opener, shoulder opener, hamstring stretch, and twist. Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso, palms up, and release the fronts of your shoulders toward the floor.
If you have difficulty sitting on your heels in this pose, place a thickly folded blanket between your back thighs and calves.
Lie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a thickly folded blanket under your shoulders to protect your neck. Exhale and, pressing your inner feet and arms actively into the floor, push your tailbone upward toward the pubis, firming (but not hardening) the buttocks, and lift the buttocks off the floor. Lift your chin slightly away from the sternum and, firming the shoulder blades against your back, press the top of the sternum toward the chin. Neck injury: avoid this pose unless you are practicing under the supervision of an experienced teacher.
If you have difficulty supporting the lift of the pelvis in this pose after taking it away from the floor, slide a block or bolster under your sacrum and rest the pelvis on this support.

Once in the pose, lift your heels off the floor and push your tailbone up, a little closer to the pubis.
Once the shoulders are rolled under, be sure not to pull them forcefully away from your ears, which tends to overstretch the neck.
On an exhalation, lift the right knee into your torso, then inhale and extend the leg perpendicular to the floor.
Iyengar’s Light on Yoga was published in 1966 and remains is one of the influential texts on yoga and he has written 13 other books.
There’s bound to be an event honoring Iyengar’s birthday somewhere in your neck of the woods, but here are a few to put on your radar—even if you can’t make it to San Francisco or Istanbul. On the cover, she sports a pretty long blonde braid and a full-body maroon leotard that is reminiscent of the 1980s. The DVD has both morning practices and evening practices, and she uses props and modifications to make the practices more accessible.
She posts a new fitness You Tube video every Tuesday as part of BeFit’s Jane Fonda: Primetime Health and has written extensively about her connection to spirit (she has a whole section on her site devoted to Relationships and Spirit).
Erica Rodefer Winters explains 5 important ways that yoga differs from other forms of fitness. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders are in line and perpendicular to the floor. Author ?Mariam Gates, creator of the acclaimed Kid Power Yoga program, teaches children to calm their ?bodies and minds while moving from “Ladybug” ?(a squat) to “Cat” (an arch). Some say chanting yogic mantras helps dogs and cats feel safe and soothes their frazzled nerves.
It makes backbends more accessible ?to beginners by gracefully guiding them toward the ultimate pose, and can help advanced practitioners deepen their pose or loosen up muscle stiffness before a class.
Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips. Broaden your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and narrow your hip points toward the navel, so that they nestle down onto the inner thighs.
Feel how the weight of the front shoulders pulls the shoulder blades wide across your back. Bend your knees and set your feet on the floor, heels as close to the sitting bones as possible. Keep your knees directly over the heels, but push them forward, away from the hips, and lengthen the tailbone toward the backs of the knees.
Firm the outer arms, broaden the shoulder blades, and try to lift the space between them at the base of the neck (where it’s resting on the blanket) up into the torso. Lift the tops of the shoulders slightly toward the ears and push the inner shoulder blades away from the spine. BKS Iyengar, the man who founded Iyengar Yoga and influenced much of  yoga in the West, turns 95 Dec.
Krishnamacharya, Iyengar went on to create a detailed system of yoga that involves detailed alignment principles, sequencing, as well as the use of props—all of which has had a tremendous influence of the way we practice today. The event will include a tour of the new Iyengar Institute, an Iyengar class (taught at the Yoga Loft by Iyengar instructor Ana-Mari Hamada) that includes 108 Sun Salutations, and a social hour.

The class will be led by Kim Peralta, who has taught the Iyengar method for 24 years and who is also Maine’s highest level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Now, the sassy and svelte senior citizen has come out with a new yoga DVD for those who want a gentle practice—like newbies and other senior citizens. Her new DVD shows a more mature Fonda (even though she’s wearing a very similar outfit!), with cropped hair and, still, a remarkably youthful figure. We think she looks terrific—not just for her age, but for any age—and hope this new DVD will inspire seniors to keep moving. Now, in her latest on-screen effort to make yoga accessible to the masses, Nardini stars in a new daily TV show called Rock Your Yoga. Themes for upcoming shows include Yoga for Dudes, Rock Who You Are, and Little Black Dress Yoga. People fall, we joke, get silly.” If this kind of laid-back, playful yoga sounds like a breath of fresh air, check the Veria TV website for showtimes. Dreamed up by international teacher Yogi Varuna, the son of and successor ?to Sri Dharma Mittra, along with teacher Raquel Vamos, both based at the Dharma ?Yoga Center in New York City, the wheel was designed to do so much more than improve back flexibility.
Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck. Beginners can also use Balasana to get a taste of a deep forward bend, where the torso rests on the thighs. Imagine that each inhalation is "doming" the back torso toward the ceiling, lengthening and widening the spine. Clasp the hands below your pelvis and extend through the arms to help you stay on the tops of your shoulders. And, at 95, the guru is still practicing, teaching, and advising at his center, the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. However, though she may be Jane Fonda, she openly admits that she’s not immune to the aging process. It can also be worked in various positions to safely open ?up the chest, shoulders, abs, hip flexors, and quads, as well as help improve ?balance and deepen the breath. As you exhale, your partner can press gently down (toward the floor) and, without physically moving the hands, scrub them in opposite directions.
Next the partner should strongly turn the thighs inward and encourage the inner thighs down toward the floor (as you resist the tailbone toward the pubis).
According to her website, Fonda has osteoarthritis, and has had a knee and hip replacement, as well as back surgery.
To come up, first lengthen the front torso, and then with an inhalation lift from the tailbone as it presses down and into the pelvis.

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