Focus: Abdominal strengthening poses can be included in a home yoga practice in a variety of ways. This class explores how this group of poses can be used to strengthen the muscles in your lower back as well as your abdomen. The class also highlights ways of linking abdominals to hamstring lengthening forward bends and poses that improve your sense of balance. Key abdominal poses such as ardha navasana and paripurna navasana are practiced in context with seated poses that support and lift the spine. The class will help to strengthen the body generally but the muscles around the lower half of the torso specifically.
Key Poses: Ardha navasana, paripurna navasana, urdhva mukha paschimottanasana 1 & 2.
Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 blocks, belt, blanket.
Duration: 35 min