Focus: This class takes an active approach towards forward bends. Priority is given to maintaining a straight spine and open chest. Each pose is initially explored in an upright position, ensuring that your spine is correctly supported by your legs. Twisting movements are then added to these upright positions helping to bring an elastic quality to your spine. Eventually you are guided in how to safely bend forwards without putting strain on your back.
Prior to forward bends, the class starts with some strengthening poses that help to build your progression towards headstand, handstand and forearm balance. This class will be well suited to students who are newer to forward bends; or students working with stiffer bodies; or anyone looking to consolidate the essential techniques of forward bends.
Key Poses: Dandasana, paschimottanasana, janu sirsasana, upavista konasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana
Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 45 min