Learn yoga basics with expert guidance in this introductory beginners yoga course. The Beginner Extension Course II is the final instalment of the four-part Yoga Selection online yoga for beginners program. Progress from beginner to intermediate in 18 video classes. The Yoga Selection beginners program is the most comprehensive and structured beginners program available online. It will help you to build a safe and solid foundation for your yoga practice. Once you complete the four-part beginner program you are then ready to progress to intermediate level classes.
This set of four classes adds the final touches to preparing you for the intermediate level. There are still a few gaps needing to be filled in. Some poses have not yet been taken past the preparation stage, and a few other key poses are now ready to be introduced. You will develop the preparation for headstand and handstand further into full inversions.
It is common to find these poses challenging but exhilarating. Having the ability to confidently perform these inversions is not essential to progressing to the intermediate level, but knowing the most appropriate pose to use as an alternative is important. This course will guide you in making these decisions. If desired, supplement this learning with the course on handstand, located in the courses section. This will provide you with a more detailed understanding.
As you complete all of the beginner courses, you will find the range of poses in your repertoire expanding. It can be helpful to repeat this course and others in the beginner section, in order to consolidate what you have learned. When you are ready, move on to the intermediate classes and courses to further explore and deepen your practice.
Ideally, complete Basic Beginner Course (parts I and II) and Beginner Extension Course I prior to commencing this course.
People try yoga for varying reasons. You might be looking for relief from back pain or some other discomfort. Perhaps you are interested in sport and want to improve your performance or minimise your injury risk. Maybe you need a tool to manage stress. These are all good reasons to give yoga a try.
By now you have had some yoga experience and will be feeling more consistently stronger, flexible and energetic. You might notice you are more able to relax. Your concentration, whilst practicing and in other settings, may be more sustained. There will be a building sense of confidence in your body awareness and control as you progress your learning of the inverted poses. The rotating and balanced structure to your practice found in this course can start to provide a corresponding feeling of balance in your body and mind.