90 Minute Forward Bend Foundations – Weekly Intermediate Class 140

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Focus

This class is the final in our five part series of longer duration 90 minute classes exploring each of the main pose groups. Forward bending foundations are the main focus of this class. The class presents forward bends in a way that consolidates basic concepts whilst simultaneously encouraging ongoing exploration. This approach is intended to help bridge the gap between the beginner and intermediate levels. Methods that help to develop upright seated poses into full forward bending postures are featured in the class. Tips and techniques for maintaining healthy spinal alignment whilst practicing forward bends are also included. Some of the inverted poses that are introduced in the beginner courses are also included in this class. These poses are explored in a way that lets you either consolidate basics or progress to more challenging stages.

Key Poses

Parighasana, dandasana, janu sirsasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, upavista konasana.

Equipment

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

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