Focus: This class has originated out of multiple requests for a back care class that is suited to seniors. It adapts the basic movements of the other spine related classes that can be found in our three part yoga for back pain course, and makes them more accessible to people working with restricted movement and balance issues. The sequence includes poses and therapeutic adaptions that can help to improve the overall health of your spine. Some of the poses are intended to help prevent or fend off the onset of ailments, whilst others help to give relief to existing aches and pains. Yoga chairs are ideally suited to this type of yoga sequence. Although the images pictured here utilise a specific yoga chair, most homes will possess a domestic chair with similar proportions. Classes such as this demonstrate the Iyengar method’s adaptability in terms of bringing the benefits of yoga to a wide range of people and bodies.
Key Poses: utthita hasta padangusthasana, trikonasana, supta padangusthasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 50 min