This session is part of the Short Course referenced under. Although each session in this Course cane be done as a stand-alone session, to get a good understanding of how to link independent positions to each other, and to the supported positions, the use of props, we recommend doing all the sessions in the Course in the order in which they are listed under.
This Short Course leads to deeply restorative and rejuvenative positions that are full y supported by two bolsters placed perpendicular to each other. We call them ‘cross bolsters’. Supported position are a boon to people with limitations, and preferable in certain conditions even for otherwise physically able people. But to fully appreciate these supported positions, it is important to understand the classical asanas from where they have been derived.
In the 4th session of this Short course, we re-enforce some of the learnings of the 3rd session, and explore the connections between independent asanas, and their supported versions. Viparita karani is explored in some interesting ways in Sirsasana and Sarvangasana. And a very quietening Upavistakonasna is introduced. The differences in the various categories of back arches that we have been alluding to in the previous sessions, is explained in this session.