Focus: This final class will give you a taste of what to expect from the next course – The Beginner Extension Course. You will be introduced to new inverted poses which are practiced regularly in the next level. These poses incorporate upper body strength with shoulder and wrist mobility. The expectation is that these poses will be fun but challenging when first encountered. At this stage familiarity is all that is necessary. The poses are developed more fully down the track. As many poses as possible from the Basic Beginner Level are included in this class. Up until this point there has not been an emphasis placed on breath awareness. However, a new chest opening pose is looked at towards the end of the class which is an ideal position from which to begin observing the breath.
Key Poses: Full arm balance preparation, head balance preparation, setu bandha sarvangasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, bolster, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 45 min