Ashtanga Intermediate Short Forms: Backbend Focus

with Johnna Smith

Style: Ashtanga

Duration: 45 min

Intensity: Vigorous

Props: None

Class Description

In this abbreviated version of the Ashtanga intermediate series, you’ll warm up with surya namaskar A and B and the standing sequence before practicing the backbends (and some of the arm balances) of the series. Along the way, Johnna encourages you to take your time practicing the backbends, warming up your spine at a pace that’s right for you. For example, you’ll practice kapotasana (king pigeon pose)—the deepest backbend of the second series—slowly, exploring graduated versions of it.

Class concludes with more intermediate backbending and the finishing sequence of the series.

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Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith is an international yoga teacher and lead yoga teacher at Ashtanga Yoga School Charlotte. Johnna's dharma is to awaken people to joy, which is our divine birthright. Johnna's workshops,... Read more>>  

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