Chair Forward Bends – Weekly Intermediate Class 221

Focus: Forward bends using a chair. This class will help to incorporate your upper back and shoulders into the practice of forward bends. It will also help to bring a chest opening energy to an asana group that may otherwise only target the hips, groins and hamstrings. The class also includes twisting variations that can help to highlight and correct stiffness and imbalances in the muscles associated with the spine and rib cage.

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

Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 blankets.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min





  1. Di

    Hi Jake, we all have some poses we find challenging and it is tempting to avoid them, however, they are often the poses we need the most and can lead to the biggest breakthroughs in our practice. Keep going!

  2. Jake G

    Seated forward bends are by far the most challenging poses for me. This class feels like it is 10 hours long! But, I think if stopped avoiding these postures, I’d not find them so bad 🙂

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