Back bending is a specialized practice that focuses on lengthening and opening the spine not only backward and forward, but laterally (sideways). Safe and deep back bending involves the opening of the pelvis, hip flexors, upper back and shoulders.
In this workshop students will be led through a sequence of postures that warm up the body(focus will be on: shoulders, hamstrings, hips, chest and upper back) to help create space in the front body and cultivate awareness around the back of the heart. Then using a creative flow sequence we will move toward deeper back bending postures (i.e. Locust, Camel, Bow, and Bridge and wheel) to invigorate the back followed by seated and supine twists. At the end the students will enjoy a long guided relaxation.
There will be a strong focus on alignment and advanced options will be given for those with a deeper back bending practice.
This workshop is not for students brand new to yoga, 8-10 classes are recommended.
This is a 2 hour workshop