Wrists, Psoas and Quadriceps – Weekly Advanced Class 71

Focus: This miscellaneous style class focuses on the wrists, psoas and quadriceps muscles. The first section of the class includes adapted poses that help to strengthen and improve mobility in your wrists. Wrist opening actions are explored in poses like adho mukha svanasana, vasisthasana and parsvottanasana. From there you isolate the psoas and quadriceps muscles in a series of hip opening versions of eka pada rajakapotasana. The class culminates with a supported version of hanumanasana (splits).

Key Poses: adho mukha svanasana, vasisthasana, eka pada rajakapotasana, hanumanasana

Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Advanced

Duration: 55 min

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  1. Fiona R

    Really enjoyed this class thanks Rod. Seems the combination of miscellaneous poses was just what my body was needing!

    • Di

      Thanks for the kind words Fiona. It is great to hear you enjoyed the class.

    • Rod

      You are welcome! Thank you for your kind feedback 🙂

  2. Ragini G

    It was a great practice!
    Although, I struggled in down dog where the blocks were 45 degrees to the wall and the wrists were facing the top of the blocks and fingers pointing down to the floor. My elbows started to shake and could not contain the shoulders.
    Any pointers on this Rod?

    • Rod

      Hi Ragini,

      Thank you for your feedback and question. The variation that you describe having difficulty with is the hardest out of all the variations in that section of the class. Each variation gets incrementally harder. Hence if you are struggling with the hardest one I would suggest focussing more on the other variations. You will find with time that when you come to do the last one your shoulders and elbows will be in a better position to manage.

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