Keeping The Chest Open In Forward Bends – Weekly Intermediate Class 16

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Focus

The ability to keep an open chest whilst in a forward bend is hugely beneficial. It helps to give more of an energetic lift to your practice. It also helps to alleviate potential strain on the spine by minimising the degree of arching in the back. This class works with practical methods for keeping the chest open in forward bends.

Standing forward bends are worked with initially, enabling you to utilise leg strength to lengthen the front of the spine, and contain the back of the spine. From there you progress to seated poses where fundamental forward bend techniques are explored. Eventually you make use of a chair to actively get the chest as open as possible. This approach will also enable you to improve mobility in your shoulders.

Key Poses

Parsvottanasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Paschimottanasana, Upavista Konasana

Equipment

Mat, chair, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

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