Focus: This weeks intermediate class gives you a burst of energetic backbends within half an hour. The sequence will help to strengthen your legs, open your chest and boost your energy levels. Before starting the backbend component of the class the standing pose virabhadrasana I is linked with a flowing, surya namaskar style action. From there you head towards upward facing dog pose, salabhasana and then chatushpadasana. These preparatory backbends are great when you have ample time and are heading towards a longer session of deeper backbends; but they are also potent poses to focus on when you are making the most of a limited practice time.
Key Poses: virabhadrasana I, urdhva mukha svanasana, salabasana
Equipment: Mat, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks
Duration: 30 min