Focus: This class is intended for students who are currently enjoying backbend foundations, but are looking to challenge themselves with an expanded repertoire of poses. The class highlights approaches that develop the basic backbends ustrasana (camel pose) and urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog pose). It also shares methods that will help you make progress with urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose). Suitable for a variety of experience levels, you will have the option of consolidating and repeating some of the more basic variations or at your own pace progressing towards more complete versions of these key backbends. The class also includes helpful techniques for modifying backbends when you are practicing with wrist difficulties.
Key Poses: Purvottanasana, urdhva mukha svanasana, ustrasana, urdhva dhanurasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 bolsters, 4 blocks, blanket.
Duration: 50 min