Forward Bends For Stiff Bodies – Weekly Intermediate Class 231

Focus: Forward bends for stiff bodies. Forward bends can be difficult poses for people working with tight hamstrings. To accomodate this stiffness, this group of poses will often need to be modified with props and supports. This can mean that students with stiff bodies will need to approach forward bends differently to students with more flexible bodies. This class presents forward bends from the perspective of someone with tight hamstrings. It pre-empts some of the difficulties that might be encountered, and includes methods and techniques for making forward bends more accessible and beneficial. Key forward bends such as paschimottanasana, janu sirsasana and upavista konasana are all included.

Key Poses: Uttanasana, pascimottanasana, janu sirsasana, upavista konasana.

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

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 min




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