Twists & Forward Bends – Weekly Advanced Class 171

Focus: Forward bends and twists with wall support. This class makes use of a wall to help access deep, back releasing twists in a variety of yoga poses. The standing twists parivrtta trikonasana, parivrtta ardha chandrasana and parivrtta parsvakonasana are all featured in the class. Practicing these poses against a wall lets you focus on maximising spinal movement without the demands on maintaining balance. In addition to improving stability the wall can also offer your hands a firm support to press against as you enter twisting movements under control. This method is helpful for seated twists such as bharadvajasana and ardha matsyendrasana but also for forwards bends that incorporate twisting movements such as janu sirsasana and parivrtta paschimottanasana.

Key Poses: Parivrtta trikonasana, parivrtta parsvakonasana, parivrtta ardha chandrasana, parivrtta paschimottanasana, marichyasana 3.

Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, block.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 40 min


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