I bend so that I do not break 

(Backbends & Shoulder Openers)

November, 13th (Friday)

6pm - 8pm

The  session is held on Zoom 

We spend most of our lives forward bending: picking up stuff, eating at the table, using electronic devises, driving, sitting on a sofa, etc. And unless you do something to reverse the effect, all this results in a bad posture, which in its turn affects breathing, causes back pain, and affects mood.

 

Backbends and shoulder/chest opening stretches are that simple magical solution you need to prevent this from happening. They stimulate your sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response. One of the things we want to achieve in Yoga is bringing the energy up the spine and cleansing our nervous system. 

 

Backbends trigger blockages and once one of them is triggered you can experience a whole lot of emotions. We get agitated, excited or experiencing weird suppressed feelings and emotions as a result of this. This also happens because backbends stimulate and open the heart chakra - the mecca of suppresses emotions and buried feelings.

 

Physical benefits of the backbends are: 

 

  • Spine strengthening 

  • Improved spine flexibility

  • Improved digestion

  • Spinal mobility 

  • Chest opening which results in improved air circulation and deeper breaths

  • Hip opening and stretching and strengthening hip flexors

 

Backbends do not have to be advanced, simple ones like Cobra or Cat/Cow Stretch is a great way to mobilise and stretch your spine.

 

Backbends and chest opening sequences will be explored in this 2 hour session in November.

Having a flexible strong pain free spine is wonderful! We often underestimate the importance of keeping the spine mobile especially when we get older. It’s never late to start working on having a healthy pain free spine 

Your Investment is £10 for a 2 hour session

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