Wall Support Standing Poses To Combat Low Energy – Weekly Intermediate Class 80

Focus: Standing poses can leave you feeling energised, but are not always well suited to times when you are feeling tired or low in energy. They are not poses that naturally help to preserve energy. This class adapts a full sequence of standing poses so they can be more easily practiced during times of lower energy. A wall is used as a support in each of the standing poses to help improve balance and reduce muscular effort. This approach to practicing standing poses can also be therapeutic when practicing during hot summer days, or when recovering from illness.

Key Poses: trikonasana, virabhadrasana II, parsvakonasana, ardha chandrasana, parivrtta trikonasana, parivrtta ardha chandrasana, parsvottanasana, virabhadrasana I, prasarita padottanasana.

Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

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  1. Jake G

    I really enjoyed this class. When I take my arms back, I feel my lower back wants to lift and I feel some pressure there, so I’m not sure if I need to modify the pose.

    • Rod

      Hi Jake,

      Thanks for your comment. Apologies for my late reply. I wasn’t sure which pose you were referring to. If you could let me know I can assist you further. However, in general your instinct is correct – if you are feeling pressure in your lower back it is a sign to modify what you are doing. If you are able to describe the pose I can give you some specific options for modifying.

  2. Felicia S

    I finally made time to log on and practice my first class with Yoga Selection. This class was very good. I enjoyed the concise instructions and use of the wall to retain energy for I have been experiencing deep sluggishness due to the solar eclipse energy that is surrounding me. I have had a hard time getting myself out of the house to go to a class so these alignment based classes are very welcomed. Thank you.

    • Rod

      Hi Felicia,

      Thank you for taking the time to give some feedback about your experience. I’m really glad to hear that you made the time for yourself to do a home practice and that you found this class beneficial. Please feel free to keep in touch with any questions, comments or requests you might have.

      Best wishes,


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