This summer I’m teaching “themed” classes on Friday. This sequence used a strap for every pose. Next week, every pose with a block. This sequence was every pose with a strap. In August, all the poses will be with a backless folding chair.
Swastikasana with the strap in a loop, that loop around the shoulder blades, under the arm pits and over the knees. The strap should support the whole pose, knees high, balancing the weight not too far back or forward.
Urdhva Hastasana with the strap on the wrists. Repeat with four different rotations of the arms
Adho Mukha Svanasana with the strap on the elbows
Tadasana holding the strap in front and out to the side (at an angle) where you can take your arms up, down, up and over your head and down behind you. Widen your hands if you can’t get all the way over your head and down to your buttocks. With the strap in front of you, make the shape of an eight. Turn this into a paddle to the left, paddle to the right.
Salabhasana with a shoulder wide strap across the wrists lifting to ceiling and moving towards feet
Parsvottanasana with a shoulder wide strap across the wrists lifting slightly and moving towards feet. Arms are behind your back.
Vira 1 with a shoulder wide strap across the wrists lifting slightly and moving towards feet (arms behind back) and repeat with strap on wrist with hands over head
Uttanasana standing on the strap
Marichyasana 1 using strap to clasp
Savasana with strap on pinky sides of the feet