This dynamic miscellaneous class focuses on improving hip mobility and abdominal strength for overall physical well-being. Enhancing hip mobility can increase agility, flexibility, and prevent injuries. Cultivating abdominal strength is essential for optimal physical health, providing stability to the core, improving posture, balance, and reducing the risk of lower back pain and injuries.
Then, to energise the body and mind, we will go through an inversion sequence, adding in some asymmetrical inversions like Eka Pada Sirsasana to open up the hips.
In the next part of the session we focus on seated postures. We start with Parvatasana in Virasana to engage the shoulders and warm up the knees. Then come Baddha Konasana and Krounchasana to open up our hips and prepare our legs and hips for Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana and Paripurna Navasana, both of which, aside from helping us work further into the legs, are also excellent ab strengthening exercises.
We will conclude the hip-focused part of the session with some variations of Supta Padangusthasana. The supine nature of these poses will allow us to begin to release any tension we might have accumulated during the class. Then, we can move on to cooling postures like Halasana, Adho Sukhasana, and finally, Savasana.