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Introduction to Inversions

Want to learn how to go upside down but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you've been practicing inversions for a while but want to build strength and work on your alignment? Either way, this workshop-style class is for you!

In this class, Amelia shares various ways you can safely practice getting in and out of Handstand (Adho Muhka Vrksasana), Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana) and Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana), on your own or with a friend. Starting in Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), you'll look at alignment of the upper back and shoulders, and learn techniques for building strength while finding more openness through the front of the body. You'll move through various practices on your mat or at the wall that will help make going upside down more accessible!

For this class, you will need a wall. Optionally, a block may be handy and you may want to invite a friend or partner to practice with you.