Active Side-Bending and Twisting Practice

May 15, 2016    BY Amber Burke

This series of side-bending and twisting postures will keep you on the edge of your mat! Join Amber for an hour-long intermediate-level vinyasa practice that focuses on opening the side body and accessing harder-to-reach areas of the back body. You'll work through some unique variations of classic poses such as salambha bhujangasana (sphinx pose), adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog pose), ardha chandrasana (half moon pose), and setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose) that will release and strengthen some of the smaller, deeper muscles in the back, torso, and hip muscles. These might be novel sensations—enjoy! 

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Amber Burke
Amber Burke lives in Coyote, New Mexico, and teaches alignment-based and restorative yoga at Body in Santa Fe. In her classes, she aspires to a precision of language and detail that will not only create sustainable poses but also guide students inward, toward an ever-deepening self-awareness. She is a graduate of Yale, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars MFA Program, and two yoga teacher trainings through Yogaworks in Los Angeles, and has been registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour... Read more>>


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