This came straight from the institute (RIMYI) regarding International Yoga Day on Tuesday June 21:
A Theme for Your Practice
In his early days, Guruji used to practice and teach forward extensions on Tuesdays.
Forward extension asanas: Janu Sirsasana, Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana, Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana, Adho Mukha Upavistha Konasana, Paschimittanasana, Krounchasana, Kurmasana etc.
Then the Eka Pada Sirsasana cycle: Eka Pada Sirsasana, Skandasana, Bhairavasana, Kala Bhairvasana, Chakorasana, Durvasasana, Ruchikasana, Yoga Nidrasana etc.
Finally ending with the twisting asanas such as Bharadvajasana, Marichyasana III, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Pasasana.
He would do the forward extensions for 2 to 3 minutes on each side and stay for as long as
10 minutes in Paschimottanasana.
This will be the theme for our practice on yoga day this year. Let us do asanas from this
category according to our level of practice and ability.
…Below is from IYNAUS….
RIMYI also advised us that “As regards the other events, we can open out our centres for new students to experience a class of Iyengar Yoga. This would mean following the simple asanas as listed out last year from the Preliminary Course. We can also show a film/video of Guruji’s practice, talks, teaching as that is ever inspiring.”
For those of you who would like to take up the suggestion of following a forward extending sequence suitable for early and intermediate level students, we offer the following sequence as an option. Please use any modifications you are familiar with that are suitable to your condition.
Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
[If you have a regular practice of inverted poses, add those here.]
Paschimottanasana, feet apart
Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
Marichyasana I twisting
Marichyasana I forward bending
Paschimottanasana feet together
Ardha Matsyendrasana I
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Supta Baddha Konasana
Be well, and best wishes for International Yoga Day 2016.
We are a small group of yogi students living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In celebration of International Yoga Day we will hold a public, ‘Yogi in the Park’ practice on June 21 from 12 – 1:30 PM.
Thank you very much for your guidance.
That is wonderful! I googled Labrador and it looks beautiful and green. I’m just passing the words from Geeta and IYNAUS 🙂 Many blessings Barbara!