Indre Styrke: Lya Saaek

Class levels

Women in transformation
The meno pause, the time during and after critical illness, children leaving home or other drastic changes are all periods in life that invite you to reflect, nurse yourself and find new paths. The poses follow the same sequence and are composed in a way that your body gradually retrieve its own rhythm, the mind learns to settle, the nervous system calms down and you'll get back on your feet.

Back care I
Suitable for you who experience pain in your back and want to work preventive and build up strength. The focus is on raising the consciousness of the spine, strengthening and relaxing the neck and shoulders, strengthening the abs and back muscles and making the fundament of the back - the legs - more flexible. Gradually you obtain a more healthy posture plus learn exercises, which you can do at home to maintain a healthy, strong and flexible back.

Back care II
Suitable for you who don't experience large problems, but would like to prevent. We deepen the strength and flexibility of the legs, because they are the fundament of our posture, but we are also still working on strengthening the abs and back muscles. Furthermore you'll learn some of the basic standing poses in Iyengar Yoga, which will make this level a perfect steppingstone to Level I-II.

Level I-II
A mixed class for beginners and students not yet ready for Level II. The teaching is grounded on the standing poses and follows a regular cycle of poses: standing, simple forward bends, simple back bends and poses that regenerates the nervous system and deepens the awareness of the breath plus simple pranayama. Standing poses are demanding physically as well as psychologically, and you will slowly discover new sides of your self.

Level II
Suitable for students that earlier have followed Level I or I-II or are active athletes or in other ways have a high degree of body awareness. The main emphasis is on 5 - 8 standing poses, which are complemented by poses that strengthens and make flexible the arms, shoulders and hips. Sitting forward bends, back bends, inversions and restorative poses plus pranayama will also be part of the schedule.

Level  II-III
Suitable for students that earlier have followed Level I-II or II or are active athletes or in other ways work consciously with the body. The main emphasis is on the standing poses, which are complemented by poses that strengthens and make flexible the arms, shoulders and hips. The teachings follows the regular cycle, but the level demands willingness to go deeper and also greater strength as we work with inversions and more demanding back bends.
 
Level III  
This level implies the will to be mindful and a developed ability to concentrate, because you'll stay longer time in the poses. The main emphasis is on all the standing poses, which are complemented by poses that strengthens and make flexible the arms, shoulders and hips. This level demands greater physically as well as psychologically strength because we work with hand stance, shoulder stance, elbow stance and head stance to a higher degree than on the lower levels. We also go deeper into pranayama after the recuperative poses.

 


Relaxation begins from the outer layer of the body
and penetrates the deep layers of our existence.

BKS Iyengar

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