Activate your body systems, increase your digestion, circulation and respiration as you will awaken your inner fire with more oxygenated air and blood to boost your energy levels. Students should have gained higher awareness of their body from their beginners’ practice. The intermediate group consists of reasonably challenging poses, often remaining in one position with little to no movement for a few minutes before flowing into the next pose to have a more subtle and powerful effect on the pranic and mental bodies.
Twists lengthen, create space between each vertebra, and strengthen while rehydrating the intervertebral disc promoting healthy blood flow. Twists also massage and stimulate the abdominal internal organs as you engage your abdominal, chest and upper body, promoting healthy digestive as well as respiratory system.
Backbends help boost energy and will keep your metabolism burning strong. Backbends strengthen your back muscles while open up and stretch the front of your body allowing you to breathe a little deeper and increasing lung capacity.
Inversions and forward folds increase circulation in your thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands that helps in sending out feel-good endorphins and hormones throughout your body.
This class is recommended for people who can perform beginners poses without discomfort or strain. Students should have an understanding of alignment principles and modifications of the poses, and be able to maintain steady ujjayi breath without straining in the breath at all. The class enables students to develop a greater degree of steadiness, stability, concentration and coordination with the breath, and encourages exploration of the body, mind and beyond.