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Course Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Progressions from Virabhadrasana I to Twists and Abdominals

Progressions from virabhadrasana I to abdominal actions and standing twists.

Level – Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

Duration – 60min

Props needed: access to a wall, blocks (optional)

Part of the Short Course Deep Dive - Virabhadrasana I (Short Course, Level - Experienced Beginner)

Tag words: 60mins abdominals arms back arches favorite hip health hips legs parivrtta parsva konasana parsva konasana shoulders standing asanas twists urdhva mukha svanasana virabhadrasana I

Virabhadrasana I is a foundational standing asana.  When its first taught, it strengthens the legs, and extends the arms and shoulders.

When we re-visit virabhadrasana I later in our learning path, we can realise that it has embedded in it elements of twisting action, back arching, and even forward extension.  In this session, we explore how twists and back arches make the standing richer.

women during the days of menstruation are advised to avoid abdominal actions, and strong twisting actions