Use Breadth to Improve your Forward Bends – Iyengar Yoga for Beginners
20 minute lesson Iyengar Yoga for Beginners, forward bends.
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This is an Iyengar Yoga Sequence for Beginners. @Yoga with Lin and Leo have changed the way we work due to the Covid-19 situation. We hope to be posting more frequently, but we will be teaching individually.
This yoga sequence, taught by Leo, is a shortened version of one of the virtual classes we are teaching at the Maidstone Yoga Centre, which is closed during this outbreak of Coronavirus. If you would like access to the full class, CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER AT THE CENTRE. YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE when booking. We have a Zoom discussion for those who want to join us.
This sequence is Beginners yoga, (for those who know the basics of the subject) but we will also be posting Complete Beginners Yoga routines, (for those who are new to the subject), Improvers classes, (for those who are working on their inversions and deepening their practice), and short Intermediate seqeunces, (for those who have an established, mature practice and are ready to tackle some of the more challenging poses).
This sequence comprises the following poses:
Gomukasana in Tadasana – Cow Face Pose arms using belt
Prasarita Padottanasana – wide legged forward bend
Adho Mukha Svanasana – downward facing dog
Adho mukha virasana – downward facing hero pose
Uttanasana – Forward Fold
Padangusthasana – Hand to Big toe pose
Marichyasana 1 – Seated twist
You need your mat, a belt, 2 foam pads, 2 bricks and a chair .
If you find any of the poses difficult, you can look the poses up in our Yoga Pose Directory, which we are adding to all the time.These tutorials will teach the poses in more detail and sometimes with extra props.
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