Adding Inversions to Forward Bends & Twists – Weekly Intermediate Class 65

Focus: This class continues our focus on building inversions into your home practice. In this sequence inversions are added to forward bends and twists. Initially adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) and sirsasana (headstand) are practiced in their preparatory stages. Eventually the action of kicking up into the fully inverted final position is introduced. This starts as a simple hopping action and in time leads to being able to confidently kick upside down.

The sequence then includes poses that reinforce the fundamental techniques of forward bends and twists. Both standing and seated poses are included in this section. Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) is the focus of the last section of the class. You are shown in detail how to use props to assist with this pose. Improve your inversions and consolidate your forward bends and twists with this class.


Key Poses: Adho mukha vrksasana, sirsasana preparation, paschimottanasana, upavista konasana, bharadvajasana, sarvangasana


Equipment: Mat, chair, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt


Level: Intermediate


Duration: 55 min


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