It is with inexpressible sorrow we have to announce that, B.K.S. Iyengar, world famous yoga guru and founder of Iyengar Yoga has passed away in Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, earlier Wednesday. He was 96.
Iyengar made yoga famous internationally and had many followers worldwide, was born in the southern state of Karnataka and has written quite a few books on philosophy, yoga and its practices including “Light on Yoga” and “light on Pranayama”. Iyengar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, earlier this year. In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
RAJASHREE, Five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship
Brings years of experience and a feminine perspective to her teaching of Bikram Yoga.
How it all got started?
When I was growing up, there were no Yoga World Championship. India was the only country where yoga was considered a sport and hence the need to have a national yoga championship. Even after experiencing the essence of yoga, if it were not for thrill of the championship and the desire to win, I wouldn't have continued yoga asana practice. It was my dream to create World Yoga Championship for all future generations.
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PREGNANCY YOGAYoga means union. May yoga unite you with yourself, your breath, your body and the new life you are creating.
POSTURES OF RAJASHREE'S PREGNANCY YOGA
Why should you consider pregnancy yoga?
Practicing yoga during pregnancy is one of the healthiest ways to nurture yourself and your baby. You will learn to become more patient and gentle with yourself and gain confidence in the beautiful mother that you are becoming. Marvel at the miracle of your baby and what your incredible body and spirit are capable of creating...continue reading
Good for lungs and respiratory system, helps with mental relaxation, helps high blood pressure
Works into the whole skeletal and circulatory systems, opens shoulder joints, good for frozen shoulder
Improves overall body strength, opens pelvis, strengthens and tones leg muscles, relieves menstrual
Works into twelve major joints of the body, good for central nervous system, facilitates lymphatic function
Increases cardiovascular circulation, especially to heart blood vessels, may help clear blocked arteries
An excellent cardiovascular workout, intensely stretches each side of the body, opens and increases flexibility
What do our students say about us?
"I...have no concerns about losing my pregnancy weight and regaining my pre pregnancy body once I am practicing again."
Kate Ulrich // Rajashree's pregnancy yoga student.
"When I knew I was pregnant I switched to the pregnancy poses. I have had absolutely no problems throughout my pregnancy and feel so wonderful after yoga ...
Julie Marlowe // Rajashree's pregnancy yoga student.
Dear Rajashree, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I can't put into words how much your workshop gave me as a teacher and as a person. When I was pregnant..
Mareka // Rajashree Pregnancy Yoga Seminar Attendee
YOGA FOR ALL
Never too late, never too old, never too bad, and never too sick, to start from the scratch once again. Benefits include...
- A SENSE OF CALM
- A SUNNIER OUTLOOK
Lock the knee! Lock the knee! Lock the knee!
Purpose of USA Yoga
USA Yoga is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.
Becoming a member
You can help increase the awareness and popularity of yoga in our culture by becoming a member.