Focus: Standing forward bends are often used in sequences to prepare your body for the seated forward bends that will follow. In addition to this important role, standing forward bends are also great to work with as poses in their own right. This class groups together several standing forward bends and incorporates them into a sequence that also focusses on knee care. Many of the teaching points will culminate in urdhva prasarita eka padasana, the standing forward bend where one leg is raised off the floor. You are guided in how to use a wall to help with balance and control in this potentially precarious pose. All the poses will help you to acquire the flexibility necessary for progressing towards more advanced seated forward bends. This will be a particularly useful class for anyone wanting to improve their hamstring flexibility.
Key Poses: Urdhva prasarita eka padasana
Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 35 min