Geeta Iyengar is the daughter of living yoga master B. K. S. Iyengar and is the director’s of her father’s Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. She is a world-class teacher in her own right, and an authority on adapting yoga for the special needs of women. She is the author of Yoga: A Gem for Women, and Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood: Safe Practice for Expectant & New Mothers. In 2002, on a teaching tour of Europe, she gave a lecture in Poland on yoga for women which was transcribed and published in 2009 with many illustrations. The transcript has been made available as a fee download online by the folks at The Yoga Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s worth downloading and reading if you are a student or teacher who wants to know more about the hows and whys of adapting asana practice to support a woman’s monthly cycle.
Download the .pdf file here.
Thanks to Kristen Davis at Yogasana Center in Brooklyn, New York for the tip.