Inversions

Intermediate/Advanced Practice: A Journey Round the Mountains
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Intermediate/Advanced Practice: A Journey Round the Mountains

A mountain is a permanent fixture in a landscape and can be used by the traveler as a reference point to help them find their way. In this practice sequence, Tadasana (Mountain Pose) will become your guide. After a short restorative sequence to get you up out of the valley of daily life, with every…

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Intermediate Practice: Space and Spirals in the Legs and Pelvis (Forward Bends)

This intermediate forward bend practice begins with standing poses to wake up the hips and legs and establish the relationship between the legs and the torso. Props are used to help define and open the front of the hip crease, creating separation between the legs and torso. Then come inversions, in which the legs are used to lift and support the torso, creating torso/leg separation in a different way. Single leg variations in Shoulder Stand are included to work with the relationship of the legs to the hips once again. Finally, simple seated forward bends are practiced, with and without props to explore the leg/hip relationship.