Focus: Supta virasana is a versatile pose that can be used throughout different stages of a yoga practice to achieve a variety of different effects. It mobilises your ankles, shins, knees, quadriceps hip flexors and lower back and is a pose particularly well suited to reinvigorating tired legs. It is also very commonly used as a starting point for a yoga sequence. When attending a yoga studio it is common to see groups of students setting up in this prose prior to the commencement of a class without assistance from teachers. For this reason it is easy to miss out on key instructions. Many students avoid the pose feeling unsure of how to approach it. Problems can also arise from attempting supta virasana on a “cold” body without any warming, preparatory poses. This class features a step-by-step exploration of supta virasana. It includes instructions that cover the basics for when you are new to the pose. It also shows how the pose can evolve as your experience grows. Rather than being included at the beginning of the sequence, supta virasance is featured as the final pose that follows a short series of quadriceps and hip flexor lengthening asanas.
Key Poses: Supta virasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, bolsters, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 35 min