Active Side-Bending and Twisting Practice
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 lives in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She teaches alignment-based and restorative yoga privately (and occasionally at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs), as well as various writing classes at UNM Taos. With her anatomically-focused articles, she aims to broaden the interface between yoga and physical therapy. She and Bill Reif, MPT, are hard at work on a book for yoga practitioners with injuries and pre-existing conditions. She is a graduate of Yale, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars MFA... Read more>>