Restorative Yoga With Forward Bends – Weekly Advanced Class 99

Focus: This weeks class follows the breath movements of the diaphragm through various restorative asanas. In a number of the poses a bolster is positioned against the front of the torso to heighten the feedback from the diaphragm region during inhalation and exhalation. In this way the sequence uses supported forward bends, in addition to the more traditional chest opening poses such as setu bandha sarvangasana to prepare for pranayama. Awareness of the diaphragm movement is then developed in viloma pranayama with both reclining and sitting positions. 

Key Poses: Janu sirsasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, upavista konasana, pascimottanasana, viloma pranayama.

Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 67 min

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  1. Anita S

    Hi Rod
    Great class. It’s the first time I’ve done headstand using a belt and block as props. It certainly had a very different feel to it.

    • Rod

      Glad it gave you a different experience. Thanks for your ongoing engagement Anita. It’s great to see you practicing so regularly.

  2. Ced O

    Hi & thanks for the amazing classes. But could you use light or distinct colored props. It is really hard to see the details of the props when everything is black. Especially blankets

    • Rod

      Hi Ced,

      Thank you for your feedback. We are always keen to hear about how members are finding the website and to improve it whenever we can. We were considering updating our props soon so your comment is very timely. I will look into some options and keep your perspective in mind. I hope you are otherwise enjoying the site and please feel free to provide further feedback at any stage.

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