This higher-level yoga class will be broken down into two parts. The first half will be more dynamic and will focus more on standing poses, while the second half will involve more supine and seated poses and will be aimed at opening your pelvis.
In the first half of the class, we will be going through a few short cyclical sequences that will help mobilize the shoulders and hips. One such sequence — a mini sun salutation starting in Tadasana with the arms in Urdhva Hastasana — will help us open up the shoulders and warm up the muscles in the body. The other mini-sequence — going from Dandasana to Swastikasana to Adho Mukha Svanasana and back again — will target a wider range of muscles and joints. Throughout this first half of the class, we will be using Adho Mukha Svanasana as the starting point before transitioning into other poses.
In the second half of the class, we will focus more on the hips and groins, going through a wide range of seated asanas, including some twists. During this part of the practice, you will have the chance to cool down and return to a more neutral state.