Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) – Weekly Advanced Class 34

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Focus

Hanumanasana, or monkey pose is an asana that bears some resemblance to the modern gymnastic front splits. The full pose requires considerable flexibility of the hamstrings, quads, groins and hip flexors. Supported versions of the pose can help experienced students with stiffer bodies to improve flexibility in these muscle groups.

This 30 minute tutorial style class shows how props can be used to make hanumanasana accessible to most body types. In addition to this pose the class also includes asanas that help to improve overall flexibility in the muscles associated with legs and hips. This will be an ideal class to practice when you are limited with time but wanting to improve flexibility.

Key Poses

Hanumanasana, eka pada rajakapotasana

Equipment

Mat, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks

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