Focus: Forward bends can be difficult poses if you are practicing with stiff or sore knees. This can result in difficulty accessing the calming and reflective qualities that this group of poses can impart. This class includes therapeutic poses to help make seated poses and forward bends more accessible for people with knee difficulties. The sequence explores techniques for adapting poses so that they are more suitable for those needing to protect inflamed knees. It also includes poses that, when practiced regularly, can help to progress and improve overall knee health. The class will work on improving your knee range of motion in all directions, working in conjunction with mobilising the neighbouring hip and ankle joints.
Key Poses: Malasana, marichyasana 1, janu sirsasana, ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 bolsters, 4 blocks, 2 blankets, belt.
Duration: 65 min