Forward Bends & Twists 90 Minute Sequence – Weekly Advanced Class 109

Focus: This class is the first in our series of longer duration 90 minute classes. This time frame allows sufficient time to fully explore a full range of poses. This particular class focuses on forward bends and twists. Basic forward bending themes are introduced initially in standing poses before being linked and developed in the main seated section of the class. Key forward bends such as janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, and upavista konasana are all included among other poses. Twists such as bharadvajasana and marichyasana III follow on from these poses. The class also includes a full range of inversions to offer a complete and balanced Iyengar Yoga sequence. It will be suited to times in your life when you have some space to focus and engage. This type of longer duration class, in addition to the existing classes in the growing video library gives you more options and flexibility in terms of developing your home yoga practice.

Key Poses: Baddha konasana, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, ubbaya padangusthasana, krounchasana, parsva upavista konasana.

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

Level: Advanced

Duration: 90 min

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  1. Kristan F

    Thank you so much for these classes, I learn something new with each class and have been able to deepen my home practice. Your instructions are quite clear & concise. I always feel inspired after each practice. Thank You! πŸ™‚

    • Di

      That is lovely to hear Kristan, thank you for your kind words. I am very pleased you are enjoying the classes.

  2. Eric B

    Very good class, thank you for the step by step guidance. The time flew by! β˜ΊοΈπŸ™

  3. Madeline F

    Hi Rod, i’ve really enjoyed this class too and I’ve done it a couple of times now. lovely holistic feel. just curious as to the reasoning behind setu bandha sarvangasana rather than sarvangasana- is it for chest opening/release after the more demanding abdominal and forward bend work?

  4. Pam K

    Accidentally did an Advanced class but managed it very well. Anything 50-70 mins is good for me too. I’d love a few more mixed classes as well or maybe a series where you touch on many of the major areas. Would that be possible?

  5. Patricia D

    Best website ever Rod. I enjoy every class I practice with. You have created an inspiring, educational and playful platform. The spirit of a great Iyengar yoga class. Thank you for your hard work.

    • Rod

      Thank you for your kind feedback Patricia! It is very much appreciated. It makes the hard work worthwhile knowing it is being received that way. πŸ™‚

    • Rod

      Thanks for the feedback Anita. We’ve had similar feedback from other members. I will definitely continue to make longer classes as part of the mix of new content.

    • Rod

      Thanks for your feedback Tolkyn. The longer class seems to be meeting a need! I will keep them coming.

    • Rod

      Thanks Huda! Glad the class extended you in that way πŸ˜‰

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