Introduction to Alignment-Based Yoga: Class 5

Week 5 of the "Introduction to Alignment-Based Yoga" series at Birmingham Yoga last Monday (November 17th, 2014) was a cold, cold night.  Here's what the few of you missed who weren't up for braving the weather:

We started in a supported chest opener, recommended for those days you spend a lot of time driving or at the computer:

***Please note that all poses listed without pictures are review from previous weeks***

Sukhasana, Easy Sitting Position

Supta Tadasana, Reclined Mountain Pose

 Apanasana (Alternate knee to chest)

Supta Padangusthasana I, Reclined hand to big toe (with strap)

Supta Padangusthasana II, Reclined hand to big toe, leg extended to side (with blanket roll) 

Jathara Parivartanasana, Belly twisting pose

Traction Twist

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Bridge Pose with brick between knees

Adho Mukha Savasana, Downward Facing Dog

Trikonasana, Triangle Pose 

Prasarita Padottanasana, wide-legged forward fold

Purvottanasana, Reverse table-top (with knees bent and blocks under hands)

Supported Bridge (block underneath sacrum)