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Tuesday Level 3 Class (7)
This week we will be looking at ways of achieving elongation in our backbends by exploring how we spread our weight across our bodies.
Wednesday Advanced Class (3)
This is a live recording of the third advanced class of the first term of 2021. We will be taking a closer look at backbends.
Backbends with a leg and hip focus
This sequence uses poses that work into the legs and hips to help prepare the upper back to come into the backbend poses.
Consciousness in Our Yoga Practice
According to yogic tradition, the consciousness can be divided into four aspects: manas (mind), ahankara (I’ness), buddhi (intellect), and chitta (cosmic intelligence).
Intensive Workshop: Balancings and Backbends
Friday Intensive Workshop: As this session is 2.5 hours long, we can spend a little more time preparing for the balancing poses by opening into the hips and by focussing on the actions required to help enter more easily into the arm balance poses.
Building your Inversions
This session aims at reviewing and consolidating the basic actions and preparations for understanding these three foundation inversions.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 6
In this sequence, we will build on a few base poses, in standing and sitting, adding a little weight-bearing in the arms.
Dynamic backbend session for general level students (218)
A dynamic backbend sequence with full Urdhva Dhanurasana for general level students. Taught by Pixie Lillas.
Energy-lifting backbends for general students (213)
Backbends should be practiced regularly. More than once a month. The bonus of a good backbend session is the energy and mood lift that comes with these poses.
Backbend Variations for Experienced Students (413)
An experienced-level session of backbends based on a sequence adapted by Dona Holleman originally put together by BKS Iyengar.
Backbends for Experienced Students (407)
In this practice we go through a stabilising and straight forward backbend session, building into Urdhva Dhanurasana and Kapotasana.
Backbend Variations derived from Guruji
This sequence covers quite a number of backbends, though not all the variations are included here and there are a few more recent additions to prepare the mind and body for the backbend session.
Miscellaneous class with a lower-back focus to strengthen your foundations
A sequence aimed at stronger foundation students.
Backbends to strengthen your foundations
Pixie leads beginner to general level students through a foundation sequence of backbends.
Daily sequence focusing on backbends
A nice short session of back opening and backbending poses.
Preparatory backbend sequence to build your ability
Pixie Lillas takes you through a sequence to prepare you for backbends. Very useful to develop your strength in the middle and lower back.