Devesh Bhargav

Day 1, 1 August 2020
Mass Class (#WEYoga Stage)

Yoga The Iyengar Way!

Duration: 90-mins

Level: All-levels

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, and described in his bestselling 1966 book Light on Yoga, is a form of yoga as exercise that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of yoga postures.

All the way from India, yoga alignment expert, Devesh, brings you through an invigorating and awakening Iyengar sequence from standing, sitting and supine postures, to backbends and inversions.

Standing Postures: The standing posters are invigorating. They refresh the body and mind by removing tension, aches and pains. They stimulate digestion, regulate the kidneys. Improv circulation and breathing. The back, hips, knees, neck and shoulders all gain strength and mobility through practice.

  • Tadasana
  • Urdhvahastasana A-B
  • Urdhva Banddhanguliyasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Vrikshasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Utthita Hasta padasana 
  • Utthita Trikonasana 
  • Virbhdrasana 2
  • Utthita parsvakonasana 
  • Virbhadrasana 1
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Virbhadrasana 3
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana 
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana 
  • Parsvottanasa
  • Prasarita Padottanasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Padangusthasana
  • Adhomukha Svanasana 

Sitting Postures: The sitting postures are calming. They remove fatigue, refresh the brain and soothe the nerves.

  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana
  • Marichyasana 
  • Ardha matshyendrasana
  • Upvista Konasana
  • Parivritta Janu Sirsasana

Supine and Prone Postures: this section includes two categories of posters. They stretch the abdomen, increase the mobility of spine and hips, strengthen the back, arms and leg.

  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana 
  • Bhujangasana
  • Salbhasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Balasana

Inversions and Backbends: The inversion postures revitalise the whole System and back bends are rejuvenating, give energy and combat depression. Open the chest and make the spine flexible.

  • Halasana and halasana variations 
  • Salamba sarvangasa and variations 
  • Setu bandha sarvagasana and variations 
  • Setu Bandhasana 
  • Urdhva Dhanurasa. 
  • Raja kapotasana and variations.
  • Salamaba Sirsasana and variations 
  • Balasana 
  • Savasana!!
Day 2, 2 August 2020

Explore Stage

Alignment 101

Duration: 90-mins
Level: All-levels


Why is alignment essential ?
Alignment is essential in every asana to create optimal strength, balance and flexibility and flow of energy throughout the body. A body in proper alignment can fully breath, hold the bandhas, and release the vayus.

We can use the foundation of alignment to asses a body in pain and understand the reason that discomfort has developed.

Standing Postures:

  • Samasthiti
  • Uttanasana
  • Chaturanga Dandasana (optinal)
  • Urdhvamukha Svanasana (optional)
  • Adhomukha Svanasana 
  • Utkatasana
  • Virbhadrasana 1
  • Virbhadrasana 2
  • Padahastasana
  • Padaangusthasana
  • Utthita trikonasana
  • Parivritta trikonasana 
  • Utthita parsvakonasana
  • Parivrita parsvakonasana 
  • Prasarita padottanasana

Sitting Postures:

  • Paschimottanasana- A,B,C
  • Purvottanasana
  • Marichyasana A, B, C ,D
  • Navasana
  • Kurmasana all variations 


Inversions and Backbends:

  • Salabsana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Setu bandhasana
  • Ustasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana 
  • Halasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Karn pindasana
  • Sirsasana ( supported and unsupported both)

About Devesh Bhargav

(E-RYT 500) Devesh ji is becoming a known name in the field of holistic health and spirituality. He is a young visionary, spiritual leader and social activist who was born in Allahabad. He has taught thousands of students in yoga teacher training programs over the years and has travelled through Asia and Europe conducting workshops and retreats.

His spiritual journey took off when Devesh went to the Himalayas, where he studied traditional yoga, meditation, as well as Indian and western philosophy under the guidance of renowned Himalayan yogis. Devesh moved permanently to Himalayas. where he continued his spiritual practice and he began travelling with Himalayan yogis to learn from their life experiences. Later, he joined the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh and studied Sanskrit, Vedic chanting and scripture commentaries in both original and Advaita vedanta.

For Devesh, Yoga is not a just physical exercise but a lifestyle that reveals higher truths which need to be contemplated, verified, applied and assimilated.

Devesh has had many transformative spiritual experiences which he shares with his students. He is passionate about sharing his wisdom and insights with spiritual seekers. His simple way of teaching helps his students to know themselves better and deeper.

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