Focus: This class features a tutorial-style overview of sarvangasana (shoulderstand). It consolidates essential methods and techniques and will help you to more confidently and safely practice this key inversion. The class guides you in how to arrange yoga props and optimise their effectiveness. It teaches you how to support and protect your neck. It also demonstrates safe techniques to help you get in and out of the pose. The chest opening asana chatushpadasana is used at the start of the class as a preparatory pose leading towards sarvangasana. This pose helps to teach the necessary upper back action that can bring improved lift and lightness to your shoulderstand. In addition to consolidating the basics this class also explores ways in which your practice of sarvangasana can evolve as your experience grows.
Key Poses: Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).
Equipment: Mat, chair, blankets, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 25 min