This class moves towards a standing balance pose called Warrior 3 (or Virabhadrasana 3). It is a wonderful practice in which we move through the whole body, starting at the connection between head and upper back, and then through the lower back and leg connection, ending all the way into the grounding into the feet. Warrior 3 is a pose that asks you to feel the whole body at once, and moves you towards full-body coordination. The balance on one leg strengthens the postural muscles around the foot, ankle, knee, and pelvis/lower back area, which allows you to walk and stand lighter and more at ease!
This class will move you through a thorough opening of your hips and legs, and will also address your upper back and upper arm strength. All of that is needed to prepare for the crow pose – a balancing pose in which the legs need to fold deeply towards the chest. The class is for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners. I provide alternations that allow you to prepare for the crow pose in case you are not ready for the full fold and balance.