Beginner Extension Course II
You will develop the preparation for headstand and hand stand further into full inversions. It is common to find these poses challenging but exhilarating. The ability to confidently perform these poses is not essential to progressing to the intermediate level, but knowing the most appropriate pose to use as an alternative is important. These tutorials will guide you in making these decisions.
You can supplement this course with the course on full arm balance, located in the courses section. This will give you an even more detailed understanding of this inversion.
As you complete all of the beginner courses, you will find that the range of poses in your repertoire expanding. It can be helpful to repeat this course and others in the beginner section, in order to consolidate what you have learned. When you are ready, move on to the intermediate weekly classes and more advanced courses to further explore and deepen your practice.
This final class of the Beginner Extension series completes the process of getting you ready for the intermediate level. You will find this is a slower paced class. There are some shoulder opening alternatives that can be used instead of inverted poses. You are guided in how to set up a supported version of downward facing dog pose. Some supported twists and reclining leg stretches are included. Salamba sarvangasana (shoulderstand) is covered in depth. Then finish off with a longer savasana, looking at breath awareness and pranayama.