• Regenerative practice during pregnancy

    19. December 2022 Svenja

    SvastikasanaSupta Svastikasana – supportedSupta Baddha Konasana – supportedVirasanaUrdhva Hasta in VirasanaParvatasana in VirasanaViparita Dandasana – supportedBaddha Konasana in Viparita Dandasana – supportedRope SirsasanaChair SarvangasanaSavasana – supported

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  • Backbends during pregnancy

    12. December 2022 Svenja

    SvastikasanaVirasanaUrdhva Hasta in VirasanaParvatasana in VirasanaTadasanaUrdhva HastasanaBaddhanguliyasanaGomukhasana in TadasanaPaschima NamaskarasanaVirabhadrasana IRope SirsasanaChair SarvangasanaSavasana

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  • Forwardbends during pregnancy

    5. December 2022 Svenja

    Supta Padangusthasana IIArdha UttanasanaParsvottanasana – concave back, hands at the wall or another supportPrasarita Padottanasana – concave backPrasarita Padottanasana – with head supported on chairRope SirsasanaChair Salamba SarvangasanaSavasana

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  • Standing poses during pregnancy

    28. November 2022 Svenja

    Parsva Hasta PadangusthasanaUtthita TrikonasanaArdha ChandrasanaArdha UttanasanaRope SirsasanaSalamba Sarvangasana with the chairSavasana

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  • Detox Sequence

    21. November 2022 Svenja

    written by Chiara Travisi and illustrated by Svenja Karstens The first part of the sequence is composed by standing asanas.In the variations of standing asanas that Chiara propose here, the bolster is employed in order to massage the kidneys, adrenals and posterior diaphragmatic area, while creating length and wideness in the stomach, liver and front…

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  • 28 Sequence for anxiety

    15. July 2022 Svenja

    A sequence from the book “Yoga The Path to Holistic Health” written by B.K.S.Iyengar. TadasanaUrdhva HastasanaUttanasana- head supportedPrasarita PadottanasanaAdho Mukha Svanasana – head supported on block, hands elevated on blocksAdho Mukha Svanasana – head supported on bolsterSalamba SirsasanaUttanasana – head supportedTrikonasanaArdha ChandrasanaViparita Dandasana – with a chair, head supported with bolster and feet elevatedViparita Dandasana…

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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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    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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  • 25 Compassion Practice

    14. March 2022 Svenja

    This is a part of a compassion yogapractice and yogasequence inspired by Chiara Travisi from the Iyengar Yoga Institute Milano.She shares her practice and shows how we can train compassion, benevolence, love and empathy.You can see a part of the practice to release the brain by elongating the back of the skull and by pressing…

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  • 24 Anxiety Relief: An Iyengar Yoga Sequence For Relieving Stress by Marla Apt

    28. February 2022 Svenja

    Marla Apt, a senior-level Iyengar yoga instructor, based in Los Angeles, who has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety and IBS and created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s curriculum, shares this asana sequence for potentially bringing relief…

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