Discover and explore the different muscular efforts needed in the shoulder, spine, and front body to actively go into backbends, and how to come out of these poses with stability.
Learn techniques to release the front body and other muscles that may inhibit your backbending range of motion and strengthen the muscles that you’ll need to stabilize for moving into deeper backbends safely and progressively.
Asana Explore various ways to build skills to physically prepare the body for various backbending poses.
Anatomy & Movement Understand and integrate anatomy and movement principles that release and strengthen the front and back body for backbends
Practice Learn to build an intelligent and efficient sequence for one’s own practice and for the practice of others.
Philosophy Write and reflect on how the Niyamas manifest in one’s own life and how it can improve life off the mat.
1 Strengthen and stabilize core muscles to
allow the body to move in and out of
2 Release the front body and bring awareness
to the way the back body contracts.
3 Release the shoulder girdle muscles
for shoulder flexion and extension.
4 Strengthen and release the neck muscles
to minimize strain when going into thoracic