Focus: This class focuses on poses that will help to release tension from your spine. Adaptations and variations are included that will assist you to improve mobility in the spine itself and its associated muscles. This type of practice can help to improve the health of your back and assist with injury prevention. It is also great for relieving stress and helping you to relax. For practitioners of all levels of experience it is important to regularly connect with the many benefits that yoga can offer.
This class makes use of a wall to emphasise back releasing twisting movements in many of the poses. In the sequence your yoga mat is positioned length ways against the wall. This configuration opens up many possibilities, but in class situations this is often difficult due to space restrictions. Most people will however be able to easily find a clear wall space to use for a home practice. This class will be well suited to people wanting a therapeutic sequence for the spine, but will also be beneficial for times when you are feeling lower in energy and needing more support in your practice.
Key Poses: Trikonasana, parivrtta trikonasana, janu sirsasana, upavista konasana, ardha matsyendrasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 50 min