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Course Level: Beginner, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Deep Dive: Seated Virasana

299.00 for 1 month

Virasana, and its extensions into supta virasana, are excellent conditioners of lower limbs - especially for runners, trekkers, walkers.   Supta virasana is often used therapeutically for a wide range of conditions, and is also a preparation for back arches.

Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Duration: 50min

Props required: a block, a few blankets, access to a wall

This session is part of the Short Course: Virasana and Supta Virasana: the Seat for back Arches to Breath Practices (Short Course; Level  Experienced Beginner, Intermediate)

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Difficulty in virasana can be due to limitation at the hip joint, length of the hamstrings, stiffness in the knee, shortness and hardness of the calves or stiffness in the ankles .
first half of the session: Preparatory asanas/actions
second half of the session: detailed explanation, along with adaptations for the most common limitations.

Although virasana is a conditioner for the knees, those with knee injuries and weaknesses have to approach this position with caution.  the full flexion of the knee joint can stress the joint.