We will look at the 4 steps to safer back bends:
- Mula Bandha & Core
- Tuck tailbone engage glutes
- Counter poses are your friends
- Wrapping up – exiting back bends safely, ask questions
I’ll be discussing key points to help protect your back during your yoga practice. Mantra for back bends, “Lengthen, lengthen, lengthen!” A long spine is a happy spine!
Progressing into twists increasing spine mobility & back health, energising, neutralising, detoxifying, creating heat, releasing tension in the muscles of the spine, abdomen & ribcage. Twists can also help you to de-stress, wonderful if you are dealing with stress or anxiety. You will be releasing stored tension in the body as you twist which can have a positive effect on your mental state. Double the benefit with slow, deep breathing.
Finally relaxing into Antar Mouna (Inner Silence/Meditation) – Tipping your toes into the 6 stages, helping to eradicate mental noise, induce peace, tranquility, one-pointedness & calmness.