Four Basic Backbends – Weekly Intermediate Class 39

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Focus

Backbends are great poses for raising energy levels. It is common to feel energised after completing a session of backbends. However, it is also common to feel challenged by these poses in the present moment of practice. They can be demanding poses in terms of how your legs and arms need to work. You may feel instability and fatigue at times when muscular strength is necessary. This class modifies four basic backbends so that you are more able to use your arms to energetically lift your bodyweight. You are guided in ways of generating better lift from your arms up and into your chest. When your arms lift your chest lifts. When your chest lifts you may find that the energising effect of the backbends also lifts.

Key Poses

Urdhva mukha svanasana, ustrasana, purvottanasana, chatushpadasana

Equipment

Mat, chair, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

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