It has been a rough week for the Iyengar community for obvious reasons. To pick up with Guruji’s quote “My ending should be your beginning” I will continue to publish teachings on my blog to further yoga. Here is a restorative sequence for beginning students at the request of my friend Sudhanshu in Kolkata.
Gomukhasana arms to open chest and shoulders
Chair Adho Mukha Svanasna to address hamstring stiffness and further open the chest.
Chair Trikonasana to charge legs and further open chest
Prasarita Padottanasana stage I with blocks to get more concavity from upper back.
Vrksasana for lift in the side chest and abdomen and to hone concentration
Dandasana maintaining lift in side chest
Virasana with lift in side chest
Upavistha Konasana to recirculate knees and lift chest
Supta Baddha Konasasna with bolster. If you don’t have a bolster use this setup of blankets.
Setu bandha on blocks with…