Viparita Dandasana and Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: from Independent to Supported
This series leads to a some deeply restorative and rejuvenative positions that are fully supported by two bolsters placed perpendicular to each other. We call them 'cross bolsters. But to fully appreciate these supported positions, it is important to understand the classical asanas from where they have been derived. In this second session of this Short Course, we re-inforce some of the learnings of the 1st session, and explore the actions of the setubandha sarvangasana.
Duration: 60 min
Props needed: chair, yoga strap, a couple of firm blankets, blocks, access to a wall
This session is part of the Short Course Journey from Active to Supported Back Arches & Inversions Using Two Bolsters: The Cross Bolster Magic (Short Course; level: Intermediate)
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Supported positions 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.
Those with shoulder and wrist injury/ weakness are advised caution in some of these positions
Asanas with complex prop set-ups are not as easy as they appear to be, especially since they involve long holds, it is best to learn these positions under direct supervision. If you are not used to working with props, please be extra attentive to the instructions for prop set-up