Forward Bends Foundations – Weekly Intermediate Class 232

Focus: In this class we are consolidating the essential foundations of forward bends. In addition to revising best practices and common approaches we are also exploring this asana group from a variety of new perspectives that will help you gain fresh insights. The class will compliment and build upon last weeks class which featured forward bending techniques for people with tight hamstrings. It features an expanded range of asanas including key forward bends such as paschimottanasana, baddha konasana, janu sirsasana, upavista konasana and triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana. The class presents forward bends in a way that consolidates basic concepts whilst simultaneously encouraging ongoing exploration. This approach is intended to help bridge the gap between the beginner and intermediate levels. Methods that help to develop upright seated poses into full forward bending postures are featured in the class. Tips and techniques for maintaining healthy spinal alignment whilst practicing forward bends are also included. 

Key Poses: Paschimottanasana, janu sirsasana, baddha konasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, upavista konasana.

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

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 50 min




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