Learn yoga basics with expert guidance in this introductory beginners yoga course.
Learn yoga basics with expert guidance in this introductory beginners yoga course. The Beginner Extension Course I is the third part 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.
The Beginner Extension Course I takes you through an introduction to inversions. There will also be a shift in the structure of the classes – with a focus on one particular group of poses in each individual class. You will commence with standing poses, then seated poses, backbends, and finally, restorative poses and breath awareness. This rotating approach ensures that you evenly cover the full spectrum of poses in a balanced way. This balanced approach to your practice will start to provide you with a corresponding feeling of balance in your body and mind.
Ideally, complete Basic Beginner Course (parts I and II) prior to commencing this course. Beginner Extension Course I is designed to extend the knowledge you have gained from the Basic Beginner Courses and develop it through to the intermediate level.
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 learn 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.
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