Knee Care & Backbends – Weekly Advanced Class 112

Focus: This class heads in the direction of backbends but with a particular emphasis on leg alignment, and knee care. Some commonly practiced Iyengar Yoga therapeutic poses are included in the sequence. Classical poses such as Virabhadrasana I and II are adapted to highlight leg work that can then be applied to backbends later in the sequence. The class will also be helpful for people wanting to strengthen their legs generally, and quadriceps specifically.

Key Poses: Utkatasana, vrksasana, virabhadrasana I & II, urdhva dhanurasana, dwi pada viparita dandasana.

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

Level: Advanced

Duration: 50 min

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  1. tuval n

    After this class i understand clearly the relationship between proper knee work and backbands. I thank you for your class. Keep up the good work!

    • Rod

      Hi Tuval,

      Thank you for your feedback and support! I’m so glad to hear the teaching is helping you to build your practice in that way.

      Best wishes,


  2. Anissa C

    Great practice! I don’t understand all your explanations because I’m French and my English isn’t easy, but I’m so happy to find a Iyengar Yoga online courses. Thank you for this website, it allows me to practice every day!

    • Rod

      You are most welcome Anissa! I hope you can catch enough of the instructions! Really glad you are enjoying the classes 🙂

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