Paschima Namaskarasana – Weekly Intermediate Class 96

Focus: This weeks class works on improving shoulder mobility. Paschima namaskarasana (reverse prayer position) is the main focus of the class. The arm position is introduced initially in preparatory stages from a simple kneeling position. This is then developed with several variations of the standing pose parsvottanasana. More experienced students will comfortably be able to practice all of these variations, whilst newer students or anyone working with stiffer shoulders can consolidate the more basic actions. Eventually the namaskar action is introduced to the standing pose prasarita padottanasana.

Key Poses: parsvottanasana, prasarita padottanasana, paschima namaskarasana.

Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks, belt.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

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