John Schumacher Arm Balance Demonstration
John Schumacher Arm Balance Demonstration - Has the phrase "effortless effort" ever perplexed you? Watch this video of John performing arm balances and see if it sheds any light on that Iyengar phrase. Hint: the answer lies in practice. Through practice with mindfulness in alignment and mindfulness in your actions, your path to effortless effort will be illuminated.
John Schumacher (Iyengar Senior Teacher) in conversation with Rosa Santana
Roads to Bliss - Rosa Santana has always wanted to ask John Schumacher a bunch of questions about yoga. See if this delightful and introspective conversation answers any of your questions about yoga.
John Schumacher Teaches Tadasana
Tadasana - This yoga video features Mountain Pose. BKS Iyengar has often mentioned how if one understands Tadasana then they understand all the other poses. See how this video may help refine your Tadasana.
John Schumacher Teaches Urdhva Hastasana
Urdhva Hastasana - This yoga video features Upward Hands Pose. Although Tadasana is a full body pose Urdhva Hastasana engages the whole body in a way that opens the upper torso and shoulder area. This is a simple pose that strengthens, opens and invigorates. Great pose to have in ones' practice while on the mat, but an easily accessible pose to do anywhere.
John Schumacher Teaches Utthita Hasta Padasana
Utthita Hasta Padasana - This yoga video features Extended Hands and Feet Pose. It is a foundational pose to transition into most of the standing poses. Since Iyengar Yoga is meditation in action, take time to learn about these basic, but important poses so you can refine and build your home practice with more mindfulness.
John Schumacher Teaches UtthitaTrikonasana
Trikonasana - This yoga video features Triangle Pose. Many styles of yoga practice Trikonasana, not just Iyengar. See how John breaks down the Iyengar approach and observe the affects of this instruction in your pose.
Virabhadrasana II - This yoga video features Warrior II Pose. This powerful pose strengthens and opens your legs, hips, chest and shoulders. This basic pose has tremendous affects.
John Schumacher Teaches Utthita Parsvakonasana
Utthita Parsvakonasana - This yoga video features Extended Side Angle Pose. It is an energizing pose that gives the side of the body a substantial stretch. Due to the many aspects and benefits of this pose a daily practice of Utthita Parsvakonasana is encouraged.
John Schumacher Teaches Virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana I - This yoga video features Warrior I, the first of three in the warrior series. This pose deeply opens the front hips while creating strength and mobility in the legs. A challenging pose, but one well worth practicing especially if one does a fair amount of sitting.
John Schumacher Teaches Parsvottanasana
Parsvottanasana - This yoga video features Intense Side Stretch. The simple geometry of this pose can be deceptive. This standing pose deeply opens the hips and back while strengthening the legs. Parsvottanasana is a great preparatory pose for more advanced standing poses such as Parivrtta trikonasana and Parivrtta Parsvakonasana.
John Schumacher Teaches Prasarita Padottanasana
Prasarita Padottanasana - This yoga video features Extended Feet Pose or Spread Leg Pose. The opening affects on the legs and back is readily understood. By doing the pose the Iyengar way see how strength and a more quiet mind can be available too.
John Schumacher Teaches Adho Mukha Svanasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana - This yoga video features Downward Facing Dog Pose. See why John Schumacher says this is his desert island pose. If he can only take 1 pose with him, this would be it. Learning the correct actions of this essential pose is important. See what John has to share to help refine and deepen your Adho Mukha Svanasana.
John Schumacher Teaches Salamba Sarvangasana I
Salamba Sarvangasana I - This yoga video features Shoulderstand. This is often known as the Mother of poses. Learn the contraindications and how props can be helpful for this beneficial pose. As John often says, "If you don't have time for a long practice, at a minimum, practice Sirsasana and Sarvangasana."
John Schumacher Teaches Salamba Sirsasana I
Salamba Sirsasana I - This yoga video features Headstand. This is often known as the Father of poses. Learn the contraindications and correct actions for this beneficial pose. As John often says, "If you don't have time for a long practice, at a minimum, practice Sirsasana and Sarvangasana."