Focus: One of the many benefits that comes from a healthy home yoga practice is that you are able to practice particular poses at the time of day to which they are best suited. This weeks advanced class focuses solely on headstand and shoulderstand. Inversions practiced in this way will be particularly well suited to late afternoon. In an ideal world where yoga practice could be the sole endeavour for the day, a practitioner could break their practice into three sessions. Pranayama would be well suited to early morning practice when the mind is fresh and clear. Active asana could then be practiced in the late morning when energy levels are at their highest. Inversions and cooling poses could then be practiced at the point where we are mentally and physically ready to transition towards evening and rest. This class includes sirsasana with a selection of leg variations. It then combines a cooling, supported sarvangasana and variations. Try this class in isolation at the time of day that best suits you for inversions. It can also be easily added to any of the classes from the growing video library that do not already contain headstand and shoulderstand.
Key Poses: Sirsasana, chair sarvangasana, niralamba sarvangasana
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, bolster, 3 blankets, 2 blocks
Duration: 30 min