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Articles by Sallie

As well as being an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher, Sallie holds a long-standing interest in the theory and philosophy of Iyengar Yoga. She has had a number of articles published in various magazines, a selection of which are available below:

Pregnancy and Yoga

Practising yoga during pregnancy offers tremendous benefits and can be done through most of the pregnancy including the last weeks. The right posture work can exercise the back, reduce back pain and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles... [Read more of Pregnancy and Yoga]

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar – Mr Iyengar was 90 on December 14th 2008

Bellur Krishnamacharya Sundaraja Iyengar was born on 14 December 1918 in the village of Bellur, South India. He was the eleventh of thirteen children of a poor schoolmaster... [Read more of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar]

Learning from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

In this country if you tell someone that you practice Yoga there is a general assumption that you are talking about postures... [Read more of Learning from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali]

Sthira Sukham Asanam – Observing Guruji

I spent the month of August in Pune and during one open practice had occasion to observe Guruji holding Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana for several minutes. I was doing forward bends and several times glanced across as I changed sides... [Read more of Sthira Sukham Asanam – Observing Guruji]

A lesson in transformation – Observations from the Silver Jubilee course in Pune

On the second day of the course Guruji talked about evolutions in the practice of Utthita Trikonasana. Originally, up to the thirties, the pose was performed with both feet forward and it was his Guru who first thought to turn out the front leg to allow a sideways extension of the trunk... [Read more of A lesson in transformation – Observations from the Silver Jubilee course in Pune]