Active Forward Bends – Weekly Intermediate Class 153

Focus: A yoga sequence featuring forward bends can be soothing for the nervous system and calming for the body and mind. However, this may not necessarily be the case if you are newer to yoga or practicing with restricted mobility. For someone with tight hips and hamstrings this group of poses can leave you feeling fatigued and flat rather than balanced and calm. Forward bends sometimes need to be approached from a more energetically uplifting perspective. This class presents foundation forward bends with an emphasis on dynamic spinal lift and chest opening. Try this class for an uplifting perspective on the forward bend asana group.

Key Poses: Janu sirsasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, upavista konasana, paschimottanasana.

Equipment: Mat, 2 blanket, 2 blocks, belt.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 min

Yoga poses