Balance – Weekly Advanced Class 117

Focus: This class explores “balance” across a range of different yoga poses. Humans instinctively reach their arms out to the sides when trying to maintain balance. This intuitive action spreads more of our body mass away from our pivot point and helps to prevent falling. Normally our pivot point is our feet, unless of course we are standing on our hands, or head. Reaching our legs out to the sides in inverted poses such as sirsasana, pincha mayurasana and adho mukha vrksasana can help to improve balance in a similar way. The first section of this class explores this way of approaching upside down poses. Balance is then explored more more generally across standing poses such as vrksasana, arm balances like vasisthasana and reclining poses like anantasana. Niralamba sarvangasansa concludes this sequence of balancing poses. 

Key Poses: Pincha mayurasana, adho mukha vrksasana, vrksasana, vasisthasana, anantasana, niralamba sayvangasana.

Equipment: Mat, 2 bolsters, blanket, 2 blocks, belt.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 60 min

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