Parsvottanasana is a difficult pose in it's own right, and can become a serious balancing pose when the hands are off the floor and behind the back in paschima namaskarasana (reverse prayer). For this variation, belt the front thigh against the back foot
Think you can't love backbends? You might just need a little help! Learn these 5 simple propped postures that will help you and your students fall in love with the open, spacious feeling of backbending (maybe for the first time).
Iyengar Yoga For Lower Back Pain
Shoulder Opening Standing Poses
This post explores Iyengar yoga poses for shoulders. It brings together poses that can easily be practiced at home. The sequence will develop your shoulders in all directions of their potential movement. If practiced regularly you will start to experience greater flexibility, strength and stability in your shoulders.