Focus: This class can be completed with a bare minimum of yoga props. For this reason it will be well suited to times when you may be travelling or away from your usual home practice base. It features a flowing sequence of poses that link abdominal strengthening movements with back releasing poses such as supta padangusthasana and jathara parivartanasana. In addition to this, dynamic standing poses are practiced with a surya namaskar style stepping that combines uttanasana with adho mukha svanasana.
It can be helpful to practice without supports at times to ensure that your practice is not becoming reliant on props. Iyengar Yoga is often thought to be synonymous with prop use. The knowledge of when to use props can be enhanced by not using them and then observing the effect. This class will be beneficial if you are travelling and without your usual yoga accessories, but will also be helpful at any time when you are looking to keep prop use to a minimum.
Key Poses: Supta padangusthasana, jathara parivartanasana, urdhva prasarita padasana
Equipment: Mat, block, belt
Duration: 50 min