• 15 Increase awareness in the back body

    9. May 2022 Svenja

    Increase awareness in the back body with standing asanas, forward extensions, inversions and backbends.Sequence inspired by Marla Apt.AMVAMSUttanasanaAMSUttanasana concaveUttanasanaTadasanaUrdhva HastasanaVirabhadrasana IIUttanasanaTrikonasanaUttanasanaTrikonasana ..to..Ardha ChandrasanaUttanasanaVirabhadrasana I ..to..Virabhadrasana III ..toVirabhadrasana IUttanasanaPrasarita PadottanasanaDandasanaPaschimottanasanaJanu SirsasanaSirsasanaParsva SirsasanaParyankasana with a brick under the thoracic spine, 1. holding the elbows, 2. straighten the arms overhead and hold the mat with your handsUstrasanaBhujangasanaPreparation Padangustha…

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  • Compactness & Expansion II

    25. April 2022 Svenja

    Compactness and Expansion IISequence by Stephanie QuirkIllustration: Svenja KarstensThis series exploring how we work with opposing forces was originally recorded in April 2021.You can rent the recordings of this series at:https://www.marrickvilleyoga.com.au Akunchanasana in SarvangasanaParvanmuktasana – holding the heelsSupta Pavanmuktasana – bolster for the head and bolster for the buttocksJathara Parivartanasana – dynamic atomic smallnessBharadvajasana IMarichyasana…

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  • 31 Compactness & Expansion I

    18. April 2022 Svenja

    Compactness & Expansion Part 1 Sequence written by Stephanie Quirk.Illustration: Svenja KarstensThis series exploring how we work with opposing forces was originally recorded in April 2021. You can rent the recordings of this series athttps://www.marrickvilleyoga.com.au Supta Tadasana feet together – legs bound, feet into the wall,belt at the bulky part of the thigh, belt below…

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  • 30 Move from the known into the unknown

    11. April 2022 Svenja

    Adho Mukha VirasanaMalasana Squat- holding shinbones… to..Uttanasana..to..Malasana Squat- holding shinbones… to..UttanasanaPadagulpasana – holding the anklesPrasarita PadottanasanaPrasarita Padottanasana – holding the anklesPrasarita Padottanasana – turning the fingers away from the face and bring the forearms and elbows togetherParsvottanasanaTadasana – interlock the fingers behind the backParsvottanasana – right side hands in Paschima Namaskarasana ..to..Prasarita Padottanasana ..to..Parsvottanasana –…

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  • 27 Sequence to relieve cervical pain

    28. March 2022 Svenja

    A sequence from the book “Yoga The Path to Holistic Health” written by B.K.S.Iyengar. A sequence that helps with pain in the arms, neck, headaches and dizziness,due to wear and tear of the joints between the neck and cervical vertebrae. If you would like to support my work, I am thankful for your donation.

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  • 26 COVID 19 RECOVERY

    21. March 2022 Svenja

    A SUGGESTED YOGA PROGRAMMECompiled by Iyengar Yoga (UK) Therapy Committee.“Wherever space and stillness is created, prana flows.”BKS IYENGARCovid-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Most people infected will experience a mild to moderate respiratory illness, whilst others will show no symptoms at all. However for some the effects are severe and longer…

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  • 18 The Tree of Yoga

    17. March 2022 Svenja

    BKS Iyengar‘s representation of the eight limbs of Yoga as described in his book “Tree of Yoga” 1 The roots YAMAS Foundation for living honorable and clearly 2 The trunk NIYAMAS establishing a base of purity in one’s body and mind 3 the branches ASANA physical practice of yoga postures 4 the leaves PRANAYAMA discipline of the breath 5…

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  • 17 Paryankasana with brick

    17. March 2022 Svenja

    Paryankasana with a vertical block under the thoracic spine and my hands holding a belt.….”The practice of backbends is uplifting to the spirit and infuses the mind with joy..While backbends cannot change our circumstances, they can change how we react and respond to them..Backbends require a sensitivity to what we cannot see..Guruji says the practice…

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