Key Backbends – Weekly Advanced Class 121

Focus: This class guides you through a series of key Iyengar Yoga backbends including dwi pada viparita dandasana, urdhva dhanurasana and vrschikasana. Emphasis is given to entering each pose in clearly defined, methodical stages. Rather than prioritising the final position, each stage in the process of building a balanced pose is given equal importance. A chair is utilised in most of the poses in this sequence. In more preparatory backbends the chair is used to create opening in your chest and upper back. It is then retained in more advanced poses to give you the option of penetrating more deeply into the pose.


Key Poses: Dwi pada viparita dandasana, urdhva dhanurasana, vrschikasana.


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


Level: Advanced


Duration: 45 min


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