Focus: This class features poses to help improve overall body strength. Most of the main muscle groups in the body are targeted in this 50 minute video. The class begins with some preparatory inversions that help to build upper body strength. Utkatasana is included for strengthening leg muscles. Chaturanga dandasana leads towards a group of poses that help to develop the arms, chest and abdominals. The challenging arm balance eka hasta bhujasana is also included and taught with an approach that makes the pose approachable for less experienced students. A series of abdominal strengthening poses including paripurna navasana and ardha navasana are included towards the end of the sequence. In addition to improving muscle tone, this style of class can help to improve bone strength and help to correct poor postural habits.
Key Poses: Chaturanga dandasana, eka hasta bhujasana, paripurna navasana, ardha navasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blocks, blanket.
Duration: 50 min