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A small, friendly yoga studio in the Upper Monroe neighborhood,

beneath the wooded slopes of Pinnacle Hill

pinnacleyoga@hotmail.com www.pinnacle-yoga.com (585) 473-2949

99 Crosman Terrace Rochester NY 14620

Props B. K. S. Iyengar is usually credited with pioneering the use of props in yoga. Blankets, bolsters, blocks, belts, and (sand)bags (which I think of as the five Bs), plus chairs, wedges, weights, and a variety of other items can be used to help beginning (and other) students achieve the kind of muscolo-skeletal alignment were looking for. Iyengar says that in a way the props serve as a substitute for the teacher.

Critics claim that Iyengar students are addicted to props. They have a point, but from our point of view, using blankets under the shoulders in shoulder-stand produces a healthier and much more interesting pose.

Text Box: Pinnacle yoga
formerly Yoga at Abundance
Text Box: Pinnacle yoga