Urdhva Dhanurasa marks the threshold into the syllabus of intermediate/advanced backbends, and quality time spent refining this pose will produce a large return on investment for your backbend practice. This practice takes a methodical approach to prepare your body for this quintessential backbend. Work on standing up from Urdhva Dhanurasana to Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and dropping back into Urdhva Dhanurasana from Tadasana. We break the pose down into its component parts to create great clarity on each individual aspect that contributes to your greatest embodiment of the pose. Class includes strong work in Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero’s Pose), Adho Mukha Virasana (Downward Facing Hero Pose), Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Handstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance), and a progression of backbends that culminates in a drop back tutorial. Peak Pose: Urdhva Dhanurasana (2/3) - 60 mins Prop list: 2 blocks, blanket, strap, wall.