WellWorks IYENGAR STYLE YOGA
If you’re new to this Iyengar Style
Hatha Yoga class, welcome!
NOTE: If you have practiced Iyengar style yoga for less than 6 months please start in the Level 1 (Beginning) Class to learn the basics of alignment. If you are not sure where you would be most comfortable, please feel free to talk with an instructor about which class is appropriate for you.
|Tips for a Successful Yoga Practice:
— Margie Barba
The words to the Invocation.
Below is the Sanskrit and also the English translation
of the Invocation to Sage Patanjali.
Patanjali (who lived sometime between 200 and 400 BCE)
is known to be the father of yoga
and was the author of the yoga sutras.
At the beginning of class,
please feel free to join us in the Invocation,
or if you prefer, just listen.
Invocation to Sage Patanjali
|Let us bow before the noblest of sages, Patanjali,|
|malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena||who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of minds|
|yopakarottam pravaram muninam||grammar for clarity and purity of speech and|
|medicine for perfection of health.|
|Let us prostate ourselves before Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisea,|
|sankha cakrasi dharinam||whose upper body has a human form,|
|sahasra sirasam svetam||whose arms hold a conch and a disk, and|
|pranamami patanjalim||who is crowned by a thousand-headed cobra.|
LINK to YOGA SUPPLIES
Here’s a place where you can buy yoga stuff
(mats, blocks, straps, clothing)