Standing Poses And Inversions – Weekly Advanced Class 33

Focus: This class consists of a classical standing pose sequence that would commonly be practiced in an Iyengar Yoga studio. The class starts with active inversions like adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) and pincha mayurasana (forearm balance). These poses help to build some energetic momentum.

From there the class systematically works through standing poses. Links and common threads are woven throughout the standing pose sequence.

In headstand you learn how to come in and out of the pose with straight legs. The headstand leg variation urdhva dandasana is then explored in detail. The combined work on both inversions and standing poses will help you to cultivate balance, strength and stability.


Key Poses: adho mukha vrksasana, pincha mayurasana, salamba sirsasana, urdhva dandasana, standing poses


Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt


Level: Advanced


Duration: 50 min


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