A tough but playful combination of advanced poses for those who like to adventure in asana. Expect to perspire physically and mentally but also expect to have fun and feel vibrant and alive! Starting with a warm up of Downward Dogs interspersed with Lunge Work, twists and shoulder openers, the sequence then moves into Headstand and variations that immediately heat and open the body and harness the mind inwards stopping all mental chatter. This is followed by strong supine hip and abdomen stretches to make the font body ready and malleable for Backbends. This invigorating backbend sequence teaches us to move past fear and into trust, from Handstands, using the wall to drop over into Backbends, progressively challenging our limits and creating new precious openings in hard to access areas. The teaching then takes us into Shoulderstand, Plough Poses and Variations so that the work can settle deep in our tissues and the nervine system can restore before. The Shoulderstand cycle ends with another burst of lighter backbends maintaining that vibrancy in the heart before moving into supine twists, deep groin deepeners, lower back releasers and a delicious healing Savasana. Guaranteed to get deep in the nucleus of your tissues.
Class Structure: Seated Meditation, Adho Mukha Virasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Padangusthasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana, Lunge Work, Kneeling Eka Pada Bhekasana, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Preparation 2 & 3, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Shouder Openers in Vajrasana, Gomukhasana III, Sirsasan I, Parsva Sirsasana, Hanumanasana in Sirsasana, Parivrttaikapadasana, Eka Pada Sirsasana, Parsvaika Pada Sirsasana, Adho Mukha Virasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Supta Padmasana, Urdha Mukha Vrksasana (Handstands) into Urdhva Dhanurasana (Backbend) using the wall x4 and including Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Karnapidasana, Supta Konasana, Parsva Halasana, Parsva Karnapidasana, Eka Pada Sarvangasana, Parsvaika Pada Sarvangasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Supta Padangusthasana II, Eka Pada Yoga Nidrasana, Dvi Pada Supta Pavana Muktasana, Jathara Parivartanasana Preparation 2, Savasana.