Restorative Standing Poses – Weekly Intermediate Class 149

Focus: Restorative standing poses are the main focus of this weeks intermediate class on Yoga Selection. The class can be completed in 30 minutes and relies on minimal yoga props. Each of the standing poses use the support of a wall. The long edge of your yoga mat is positioned directly against the wall and in many of the poses you are able to rest the back of your body against the wall. This improves stability and helps to reduce muscular effort. Practicing in this way can also help to preserve energy. The class will be ideally suited to times when you are feeling tired or unwell. It will also be a convenient class to practice whilst travelling. Ideal for this time of year when we can often feel depleted or perhaps might be travelling to visit family and friends.

Key Poses: Trikonasana, parsvakonasana, ardha chandrasana, parivrtta trikonasana, virabhadrasana I.

Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 min

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