Open And Closed Twists – Weekly Advanced Class 154

Focus: The action of turning your torso from an open to closed twisting position can create links between a number of related asanas. This weeks class highlights how poses can be connected in a home practice yoga sequence via this twisting action. The transition between open and closed twists and the resulting connections can be made more apparent if multiple poses are practiced on the one side before changing to the other side. This class groups together sets of three standing poses. All three poses are practiced on the right side before turning to the left side. This gives you the opportunity to explore the gradually deepening twists in a continuous, uninterrupted fashion. It can also help to give your back a therapeutic release.

Key Poses: Utthita hasta padangusthasana, trikonasana, parivrtta trikonasana, parivrtta parsvakonasana, marichyasana 3, supta padangusthasana.

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

Level: Advanced

Duration: 55 min

Yoga poses