Focus: This class focuses specifically on back releasing yoga poses. It has been released in tandem with an advanced backbend class. It can be used by more experienced students in addition to the advanced class, following on directly from the backbends as a way of releasing the spine and returning to a more neutral state. The class can also be used at any stage by people wanting to release a tight lower back. Although these poses are ideal for counterbalancing backbends they may also be beneficial for people experiencing stiffness or discomfort in the lower back. The class includes several variations of the reclining pose supta padangusthasana. Back releasing variations of uttanasana and pavana muktasana are also included.
Key Poses: Uttanasana, supta padangusthasana, pavana muktasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, bolster, block.
Duration: 40 min