The backbend communicates one of the deepest, most beautiful expressions of an open heart and mind within the yoga practice. Backbends can bring unconscious thought patterns and fears to the surface. Because of their complexity, they can easily be misunderstood and poorly executed. In this workshop, we will discover how to achieve health and longevity for the spine through extension versus compression. Practicing basic backbends like upward facing dog and upward facing bow directs our pathway toward more advanced backbends like handstand/forearm balance, scorpion, and hollowback. Expect to open and strengthen your upper back, shoulders, side body, and thoracic and lumbar spine.
This class is for students with a regular practice and teachers of all levels.