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Backbend Emphasis

This backbending class begins with a shoulder-opening warm-up. After that, you’ll move into a standing pose sequence that includes revolved triangle, quadricep stretches, eagle pose, and more.

For the backbending section of class, you’ll begin with eka pada bhekasana (one-legged frog pose) variations and then move into two prop-supported versions of dhanurasana (bow pose), followed by strap-supported versions of ustrasana (camel pose), setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose), chatush padasana (four footed pose), and urdhva dhanurasana (upward bow pose).

Props: blocks, blanket, strap

About the Teacher

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Christina Sell
Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Christina maintains an active... Read more