Asana Alignment: A Practice Exploring Flexion and Extension

April 11, 2016    BY David Nelson

This 20-minute class is designed to focus on spinal flexion and extension. Enjoy a series of poses such as utkatasana (chair pose), utthita hasta padangustasana (extended hand-to-big-toe pose), and baddha konasana (bound angle pose) that illustrate how different parts of our body impact the overall mobility of the spine. You may find that balancing opposite actions within a practice not only feels good physically, but also encourages your mind to settle firmly in the present moment! 

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David Nelson
started practicing yoga to seek relief from chronic back pain and found that yoga was a powerful and dynamic medium to explore the meaning of life. He began teaching in 1998, and has studied Bikram, Ashtanga, and Iyengar yoga. He was certified by B. K. S. Iyengar in 2005­ and is registered as an ERYT-200 with Yoga Alliance. David is passionate about the study and practice of yoga. He teaches from personal experience, and invariably does so with great clarity and enthusiasm. His teaching style... Read more>>


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