This is the first video in a five-part course where we will be focussing on consolidating our foundations by going through some of the major types of yoga poses. Today, we will start off with standing poses, cooling down with some inversions — Ardha Halasana and Salamba Sarvangasana — at the end.
It is a good idea to have some support at this stage: some blocks, a couple of blankets or towels, and a chair for the inversions at the end.
At this stage, it’s advisable to work on getting aligned in our poses and on learning to breathe in a way that helps us relax even when doing the more strenuous poses. So, we’ll be going step by step through most of the basic poses — Trikonasana, Parsvottanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana — and trying to see what actions go into each pose and how we can work on improving our understanding of them.