This sequence is a modified version of the Iyengar Yoga for the Respiratory System provided by Lois Steinberg.

The modifications are 2-fold:

  • First, this sequence uses 2 yoga blocks, a yoga mat, and a wall as the only props.
  • Second, modifications are offered for those who may be practicing at a more beginning level.

Be sure to read Lois’ sequence to help understand what you are doing.

Note that #20 in Lois’ respiratory system sequence is shoulder stand on a chair. There is no equivalent in the above sequence. If you know how to safely practice shoulder stand, do so. Alternatively, stay longer in Restorative Bridge Pose, #18.

With gratitude to Lois and to the entire Iyengar family and lineage.