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Season 1 - Episode 7

Iyengar Yoga with a Chair

40 min - Practice


Practicing with a chair can allow for a deeper penetration into familiar yoga poses. In this fun, well-rounded practice, we utilize the chair to explore balance and openness in the hamstrings in Vasistasana (Side Plank), fly into Mayurasana (Peacock), and open the heart in Viparita Dandasana (Inverted Staff Pose). You will feel playful and accomplished.
What You'll Need: Mat, Chair, Round Bolster

About This Video


Christel B
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Oh that was such fun!  Especially Mayurasana. Thanks for bringing in the chair practice. It felt like I was going deeper into the poses.
Catherine A
That was a fascinating and fun session, Stephanie. I frequently use a chair esp to assist with Urdhva Dhanurasana; opening the chest and shoulders and getting the arc in the spine without having to struggle to get into it on the mat which is beyond me - so I am a great advocate of props when needed. I had so MUCH fun doing the Mayurasana and didn't hold back there as it's probably the only way in this lifetime I'll manage a satisfying version of it. Many thanks for these wonderful classes..........❤️
Stephanie Tencer
Catherine A Christel B It makes me so happy that both of you used the word 'fun' to describe this practice!

And yes, I completely agree - Mayurasana with a chair is incredibly satisfying!

Also, I feel compelled to mention that Urdhva Dhanurasana with a chair is a whole universe in and of itself. I can think of at least 5 fantastic and unique ways to use the chair to assist with it! Super cool stuff. Ha, I'll plant that seed for you, in case you feel like experimenting 😉🙏. Happy practicing!

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