Arquivo do mês: março 2013


Anualmente a prof. senior Bobbie Clennel, ao regressar de Pune faz uma detalhada revisão do PUNE GUIDE, de sua autoria, verdadeiro salvador de quem vai a Pune fazer aulas em RIMYI. Tem desde como chegar,passando por sobre como se portar, até dicas de alojamento, comprar e comer.
Muito obrigada, Bobbie, por se preocupar em compartilhar com todos nós suas vivências.

Every year senior teacher Bobbie Clennel, in her way back to USA, does a detailed revision of her PUNE GUIDE, listening since how to go, passing through how to behave till where to stay, eat and shop. A real savior for the ones who goes to RIMYI.
Thanks for sharing with all of us, Bobbie.

Para download: PuneGuide2013


Iyengar Yoga Glossary
An illustrated glossary of terms often used in yoga classes by B.K.S. Iyengar.
Written and illustrated by Bobby Clennell


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cosmicA Cosmic Body Map Written and illustrated by Bobby Clennell

Each being is a miniature universe, within which reside the sun, the moon, the stars and the Gods. The Cosmic Body Map contains a key to 20 Vedic Deities, their location and function within the body, and their mythological significance.
Contains a full color illustration of the Cosmic Being.

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Props and Ailments Illustrated by Bobby Clennell

This book offers a glimpse into B.K.S. Iyengar’s innovative and immeasurably valuable work in the field of yoga therapy.

These drawings, which are a segment from my working notes, were taken from a series of photographs displayed during a medical symposium conducted at the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, during Guruji’s 70th birthday celebrations. They depict the use of props in general, as well as for eight specific ailments.

This book is out of print, but a new edition is in the works. Watch this space
for publication dates.

The Woman’s Yoga Book: Asana and Pranayama for All Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

WYBO Livro de Yoga para a Mulher (The Woman’s Yoga Book: Asana and Pranayama for All Phases of the Menstrual Cycle) escrito e ilustrado pela prof. sênior Bobby Clennell e apresentado por Geeta S. Iyengar (Published by RODMELL PRESS) é uma obra de referência importantíssima para todos e qualquer professor de yoga, especialmente aqueles certificados em Iyengar Yoga, mas também para todas as mulheres praticantes de yoga. Abaixo fala a própria autora.

“I am often asked why I chose to write about women’s yoga. Before I answer this, let me make clear that I am not opposed to men and women being taught together. After all, we have so much in common. Our skeletal systems provide the same support; we breathe the same air in the same way; our hearts pump blood throughout the body in a similar manner. There are important physical differences, of course. For example, a woman’s frame is generally smaller; she is physically weaker and often more flexible; and her pelvis is wider. But are these differences enough to warrant creating a special practice for women? I would say no. Rather, it is the complexity of a woman’s reproductive system that demands a different approach.

In this book I present a yoga practice that honors and relates to the female body. I teach women to observe their hormonal rhythms and to watch how they play out in the body and the emotions. Armed with this awareness, a woman can fine-tune her yoga practice to co-ordinate with her own unique menstrual pattern. Practicing this way allows her to establish vibrant good health, and open herself to her connection with nature and draw strength from her innate inner wisdom. Without this shift in focus, a woman’s yoga practice is at best incomplete and at worst depleting or sometimes even harmful.

The book gives sequences for each phase of the menstrual cycle, from the premenstrual phase (supported bridge pose stabilizes mood swings), menstruation (restorative poses allow the body to rest), and the post-menstrual phase (inversions allow the body to cleanse and recover). By ovulation when a woman is at her peak, her yoga practice has built back up to its full strength and variety. In addition, The Woman’s Yoga Book offers solutions for a variety of menstrual and premenstrual problems, including amenorrhea (failure to menstruate), menorrahgia (excessively heavy periods) and dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

In order for the instructions in this book to be clear and easy to understand, I have used my past experience in animation in the way I have prepared my drawings.

copyright © 2006 Bobby Clennell”


Urdhva DhanurasanaEssencialmente, há dois tipos de aulas de retroflexão. Na primeira, os músculos da coluna e das extremidades estão basicamente puxando a coluna para cima e para fora do chão para a retroflexão.  Nesta aula, os braços tendem a estar abaixo do torso,  na mesma direção dos pés (mas há exceções). Na segunda aula, os músculos da coluna e das extremidades estão empurrando a coluna para cima e para fora do chão para a retroflexão. Nesta aula, os braços estão comumente acima da cabeça, na direção oposta à dos pés. Professores de Iyengar Yoga ensinam ambas as formas, mas tendem a enfatizar a segunda.

Aula I

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Aula II

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Urdhva Dhanurasana
Viparita Dandasana



geetasPor ocasião de seu aniversário de 60 anos, Geetaji, no workshop Yog-Sadhana, discorreu sobre sadhana, comumente traduzida por prática, mas que para um yogi significa, mais do que a mera prática, a gravitação em torno de sua própria evolução interna, sua viagem para dentro de si mesmo a fim de alcançar a alma.  Clique aqui a fim de ler a íntegra do artigo em inglês:  SVADHYAYA


4113DZ84APL__AA160_Se você quer ler uma ótima tradução para o inglês do Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika, com apresentação de B. K. S. Iyengar, clique aqui ou faça o download grátis diretamente no site 

Como praticar yoga sem um professor?

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