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Strong Backbends - Preview

Ashtanga with Mary Taylor

Explore movements that reveal an expansive, even liberating feeling as you practice backbends from simple upward dog to more advanced poses such as eka pada rajakapotasana (one-legged king pigeon). Working intelligently on the wave of your breath, find the edge of sensation that keeps you safe and strong. Simplify backbends by exploring them as movements that incorporate your shoulders, spine, pelvic floor, quads and hamstrings. Work these muscle groups in a flowing form for deeply satisfying backbends. Props Needed: A block and a strap.

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Level
2-3
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Practice
Yoga
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Teacher
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Props
Block & strap
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Focus
Stretch + Release & Backbends + Heart Openers
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Duration
30 minutes