Chair Backbends – Weekly Advanced Class 231

Focus: Chair backbends. This class will methodically guide you from chair backbend foundations through to more advanced variations suited to experienced students. In particular we will be consolidating dwi pada viparita dandasana. The class will highlight common prop usage and essential techniques for this key supported backbend. It will also explore options for a range of different body types and will troubleshoot commonly experienced difficulties. Chair backbends are supported poses that allow you to practice both actively and passively. The passive approach will be well suited to times of lower energy and more restorative sessions. When working more actively you are able to use the support of the chair to stay longer, and penetrate more deeply. 

Key Poses: Viparita dandasana, dwi pada viparita dandasana. 

Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 60 min



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