Focus: This class is devoted entirely to the seated forward bend janu sirsasana (head to knee pose). This key asana incorporates aspects of both forward bends and twists. For it to be a balanced pose it requires movement and opening from multiple regions of the body at the same time. This means that it can be potentially challenging for hamstrings, adductors, hips, knees and the lower back. This class explores the fundamental techniques of janu sirsasana. It highlights ways in which the forward bend can safely evolve as your flexibility improves over time. It also shares helpful tips on how to include props and modifications to gain a more balanced alignment and access therapeutic benefits.
Key Poses: Janu sirsasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, belt.
Duration: 45 min