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  • Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants

    Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants
    Richard Freeman Chants - its a 2 cd set. The first CD is instructional, he explains some of the history and technique, and you sing along by repeating first a word, then a line, of each chant. I think there are 3-4 chants he teaches in this way -including the ashtanga invocation, which I've always liked. He explains things very clearly. The second cd is him chanting and playing the harmonium. He has a good voice, not a great voice, but there is something incredibly soothing about listening to him. -Jane

  • Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice

    Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice
    This is a great book for home practice. It's spiral bound and the pages are split so that on the left the pages are practice sequences and on the right each page is one of 44 asanas. The 31 practice sequences range from 10 to 90 minutes. On the back of each asana page are several modifications with various props. The author is an Iyengar teacher and the instructions are very detailed. What I like most about it is that the variety of sequences will prevent me from doing the same practice all the time which is what usually happens when I do yoga on my own. -Danielle

  • Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy

    Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy
    This book is the most accesible of all the more touchy-feely anatomy books I have - daily exercises of body exploration. -Lianne

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July 07, 2005


sophie at yogalila

I couldn't agree more, Jill. There are certainly some types of practices where I just want to go prop-less and flow, but the awareness I learn from props is still with me. They've been invaluable to me in my understanding of poses.


I am new to this site ,but i am enjoying and benefiting from articles and comments, I like to use the block to enhance a pose such as placing between thighs then coming up in downward dog ,helps my class to feel thighs rotate inward ,


Hi Joann - nice to have you here. I like the block between the thighs, too - in down dog and any pose that benefits from the inward thigh rotation.


I use to struggle with Ardha Chandrasana until I started using the block. Now it's one of my favorite poses. I think some people see any kind of prop as a handicap rather an enhancement. That's why people like Iyengar are so great! :)

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