Today’s session will be a very balanced one. We will begin with a standard warm-up: breathing meditation followed by a few standing poses and inversions. After this, we will move on to the backbend asanas — the main focus of the class.
The first half of the backbend sequence will include so-called anti-gravity poses, such as Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Bhujangasana, and Dhanurasana. These are useful for lengthening the spine and preparing the paraspinal muscles before we go into deeper backbends like Ustrasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana.
To balance everything out, we will end the class with some calming supine poses (from the Supta Padangusthasana family) and some cooling inversions.