Focus: This class focuses on knees, and ways of building knee flexibility in the direction of padmasana (lotus). This pose relies on freedom of movement in the hips and ankles as well as the knees, and these areas are commonly targeted when preparing for this pose. The class looks at combining these specific padmasana movements with the full spectrum of knee motion possibilities. This can help to keep balance in the knee joint as the range in movement evolves over time. Rather than alternating each movement between the right and left knee, the sequence involves completing the full cycle of positions on one leg and then the other. This allows you to pay more particular attention to the specific needs of individual joints, and gives you an uninterrupted view of how each knee responds to this circular sequence of movements.
Key Poses: Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana, janu sirsasana, baddha konasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, belt.
Duration: 50 min