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Standing to Back Arches Short Course ( Weekend Intensive; Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate)

The weekend Intensives are usually a set of two long-duration sessions. We usually conduct them over two consecutive days. The first day is a preparation for the second day. The second day reinforces what was learnt on first day, and its build up from it. While we recommend the first day for all levels (beginners might find the classes a little challenging), the second day is meant for the intermediate level practitioner.
It includes inversions, the more advanced forms of twisting/ back arches and forward extensions. The last half hour is usually spent on breath-work/ pranayama.

Part1: The first day of this Weekend Intensive is a Standing Asana Intensive in itself!   This session can be done as a stand-alone session.

Part2: Back arches are introduced as a continuation of the standing asanas.  We spend time on standing asanas in the second day as well, sharpening and refining the actions, and moving the focus to the upper back. The session ends with seated breath-work.

Tagwords: standing, back arches, backward extension, ankles, feet, dorsal thoracic, upper back, shoulders,utthita hasta padangusthasana, urdhva prasarita ekapadasana, bhekasana, malasana, , purvottanasana, bhekasana, dhanurasana, parsva dhanurasana

Standing Asana Intensive with Focus on Ankles, Leading to Bhekasana (Part1 of Back Arches Weekend Intensive)

Focussing on calves, shins and ankles as the foundation for standing asanas.  Progressing to the basic back arches.

This session is part of the Short Course ‘Standing to Back Arches (Weekend Intensive).  Save by renting the entire Course.

Level: Experienced Beginners, Intermediate

Duration: 120min

Tagwords: 120min, standing, ankles, feet, utthita hasta padangusthasana, urdhva prasarita ekapadasana, bhekasana, malasana

Upper Back Preparation Leading to Back Arches (Part2 of Back Arches Weekend Intensive)

Progressing to further exploration of back arches, as preparation to seated breath work.  Focussing on the upper back – the dorsal thoracic area  – in back arches.

This session is part of the Short Course ‘Standing to Back Arches (Weekend Intensive).  Save by renting the entire Course.

Level:  Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Total duration: 240min (two sessions of 120 min each)

Tagwords: 120min, dorsal thoracic, upper back, shoulders, standing, utthita hasta padangusthasana, bhekasana, purvottanasana, dhanurasana, parsva dhanurasana

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