Twists – Weekly Advanced Class 122

Focus: Twists are the main focus of this weeks class. The sequence features a full range of standing and seated twists including key asanas such as parivrtta parsvakonasana, marichyasana III and ardha matsyendrasana. The latter part of the class focuses on spinal releasing chair twists. The class culminates with two supported versions of the more advanced twist Pasasana. Twists have traditionally been seen as cleansing poses that assist with digestion. They can also help to improve spinal mobility and have numerous therapeutic applications.

Key Poses: Parivrtta parsvakonasana, marichyasana III, ardha matsyendrasana, pasasana.

Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, 2 blocks.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 45 min

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  1. Huda M

    One of the best arm balance classes that I have ever practiced. The sequencing was so masterful that my hamstrings became so flexible, and I could do the arm balances with ease. You should have added ashtavakrasana as it fits nicely with the sequence and Eva panda koundinyasana 2 after vishvamitrasana.

    • Rod

      Thanks Huda! Really glad you enjoyed the class and found yourself progressing in that way. Thanks for your suggestion of including astavakrasana. I will do a class teaching this pose soon. It will be added to our arm balances course which will ultimately include all of the major arm balances.

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