Chair Backbends. In just 35 minutes, this class will guide through a comprehensive selection of poses that focus on creating openness and space in your upper back and shoulders. Whether you’re consolidating the basics or an experienced practitioner, this class is perfect as a standalone session or as a preparatory sequence for more dynamic backbend poses such as urdhva dhanurasana. The class will lead you through a methodical progression, starting with basic chair backbend principles and gradually introducing more advanced variations for students wanting to go further. Throughout the class, we’ll emphasise different ways of utilising yoga props and teach essential techniques to improve the key supported backbend, viparita dandasana. Additionally, we’ll address common challenges and provide troubleshooting tips for different body types. Chair backbends offer the flexibility to practice actively or passively, allowing you to tailor your session based on your energy levels and preferences. They can be great for releasing and restoring when needed, or alternatively, the support of the chair can give you a longer and deeper exploration in active poses.