Focus: Parivrtta upavista konasana and parighasana feature prominently in this class. These poses can help to improve mobility around the latissimus dorsi and quadratus lumborum regions. This can result in a wider range of advanced forward bends becoming more accessible. In addition to being great back releasing poses, these asanas can also target your hamstrings and shoulders. When practicing these poses it can be helpful to build up gradually in stages. This approach will have both long-term and short-term benefits. A methodical approach will allow progress to gradually accumulate over a sustained period of time. It can also bring improvements within an individual session in which these challenging poses are included. This class features a number preparatory variations that help to both isolate key actions, and create opening in your body.
Key Poses: Parighasana, parivrtta parsvakonasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 50 min