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Winter got you feeling stiff and hunched? Bent spines can get some respite at Yoga Junction, where instructor Tessa teaches the ancient practice of Iyengar yoga, as first put forth by the eponymous yogi, BKS Iyengar.

 Tessa uses plenty of props, including fat bolster cushions, belts, blocks, blankets, chairs and dangling ropes.

Though some poses are challenging (personally, our headstands have never been very strong), all these tools ensure your body is supported at every stage.

Unlike at other studios, where teachers can sometimes leave students to flounder, Tessa is constantly correcting poor form. The class starts by laying on a bolster for several minutes to help open up the spine.

While we held various positions for several minutes, the class never felt overly strenuous.

Still, we were surprised the next day to find ourselves sore (in a good way).

The class works, as we also noticed a discernible difference in our usually atrocious posture.

Classes are Friday, 10am-1.30pm and 12.05pm-1.20pm. £12.  93a
Weston Park, N8 9PR 
Tube | Finsbury Park; Turnpike
Station | Lane Haringey; Hornsey


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Class of the week: Iyengar Yoga, London
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