Focus: This weeks class focusses on standing and seated poses that simultaneously lengthen and turn your spine. Although helpful for a broad range of body-types, the class may be especially beneficial for anyone with a mild scoliosis. In most of the poses in the class you are gripping the frame of a chair with your hands. This increases your ability to adjust the position of your spine and ribcage. Emphasis is placed throughout the class on promoting a straight back, whilst minimising any sideways curvature of the spine.
The sequence begins with some shoulder opening poses that bring awareness to the alignment of your torso. It then proceeds towards standing and seated forward bends and twists. The class finishes with a supported version of savasana that helps to bring openness and symmetry to your chest.
Key Poses: trikonasana, parsvottanasana, parivrtta trikonasana, paschimottanasana
Equipment: Mat, chair, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 45 min