Focus: This class includes a sequence of poses that will help to improve mobility in the iliotibial band, quadriceps and gluteal region. The IT band is a length of fibrous connective tissue that runs down the outside of the thighs. It can be a difficult region to access and stretch. Many classical yoga asanas tend to reach surrounding muscles without isolating this specific area. For this reason it can be helpful to focus on easier to reach muscles that interact with the ITB. This can help to improve the overall health of the broader area. This class focuses on poses that can help to improve mobility in the tensor fascia latae, gluteals and quadriceps. Sequences such as this one may be particularly helpful for athletes, runners or anyone experiencing tightness or discomfort in the ITB.
Key Poses: Supta virasana, paryankasana, hanumanasana, eka pada rajakapotasana i & II, supta padangusthasana
Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 50 min