Breath Inspired Backbends | 45 Minute Yoga Class

This is a 45 minute practice for those of us who don’t love backbends, or are looking to understand backbends a bit more. We will be using the natural ebb and flow of the breath to create ease and stability in the low belly and low back, allowing our backbends to be fluid, living, evolving shapes as opposed to feeling stagnant or forced. We explore the subtle actions of our breath in virasana, table and plank before moving into a standing series with low lunge, crescent, warrior 1 and warrior 3. We apply our breath and the awareness built in this practice to sphinx, cobra, upward facing dog, and a mild camel. We round our practice out with a hamstring release, a supine twist, and reclined bound angle.