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Beginner Extension Course I – Class 4

Focus: Miscellaneous poses with a focus on hip and shoulder opening are explored in class 4. “Miscellaneous” is a category used to denote poses which don’t easily fit in to the other categories previously described. Categorising classes in this way helps to ensure that no poses or areas of the body are overlooked. Thus helping to promote balance. There is then a section on restorative poses.  From this point onwards they will become regular additions to the constantly growing range of poses and sequences. Restorative poses are rejuvenating, and hence are helpful to practice when you are feeling low in energy or unwell. They are also great poses for helping you to become more aware of your breath. Thus they are often used in sequences where you are moving towards Pranayama. Pranayama is an aspect of yoga more directly concerned with the breath. You will start to look at this more in detail in future classes.


Key Poses: Viparita Karani, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Savasana.


Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, bolster, 2 blocks, belt.


Level: Beginner Extension


Duration: 55 min

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4 Comments

  1. Federico G

    Marvellous class, as usual. I’ve enjoyed the restorative poses after a day’s work, especially viparita karani… Bliss! Regards and greetings from Italy

    • Di

      Thank you Federico! Great to hear you enjoyed the classes, viparita karani is one of my favourite restorative poses too.

  2. LOLA C

    Thanks Rod,
    it’s a pleasure to understand the fundamentals of postures I have done for a while, with your precise step by step.
    And extra thanks for being there in this time of confinement!

    • Rod

      You are most welcome Lola! Glad that the classes are supporting you in that way. What a strange time we are in! Good to be with you.

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