Focus: In this class you will be working with restorative poses aimed at relieving stress and calming the breath. The sequence contains some standing poses and forward bends that have been adapted so as to reduce muscular effort. It then heads in the direction of chest opening poses that help to bring freedom to the diaphragm. This is an ideal sequence for improving breath awareness and preparing the body and mind for Pranayama.
All of the poses in this class will contribute to the creation of softness and space in the lower abdomen. For this reason the class will be well suited to women during menstruation. In Iyengar Yoga it is very common for this type of practice to be adopted during this time. The class will also be perfect for both men and women during times of stress, low energy or illness.
Key Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Viparita Karani, Savasana
Equipment: Mat, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 60 min