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Dynamic Sun Salutations to Energise and Stabilise
This dynamic session, featuring Sun Salutations as well as some mild backbends, is a great way to start your day.
Dynamic Backbends to Energise the Body and Mind
This sequence aims to bring all the vitality of a full backbend session in 50 minutes.
Going Deeper into Backbends with Props
Learn how to use familiar props to help you achieve more extension in backbends
Backbend-Led Practice with Pixie
A backbend session for experienced students with Pixie Lillas at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio.
Grounding and Observation in Backbends
In this intense session, advanced students and those in teacher training will be focussing mostly on backbends.
Weight Distribution and Alignment in Backbends
In this class, advanced students and those going through teacher training will look at how to apply the ideas of weight distribution and alignment, especially insofar as they're related to inversions and backbends.
Introduction to Backbends with Minimal Props (Beginners)
A slow-paced and relaxing introductory backbend sequence for beginners and all those looking to strengthen their backbend asana foundations.
Achieving Evenness and Elongation in Backbends (Advanced)
A longer backbend session for advanced-level students looking to achieve a more even elongation in their spine and to review and strengthen the foundations necessary for doing this.
Getting Deeper into Backbends with Props (Level 1/2)
In this session, level 1&2 students will be going through some of the more foundational backbends as well as some modified and supported versions of more advanced backbends.
Miscellaneous Class with Arm Balances (Advanced)
A miscellaneous class that incorporates poses from all the pose groups and includes some arm balances in the middle.
Intense Backbends Class with Splits (Advanced)
In this backbend class, we will be going through several repetitions of some of the more advanced backbends, such as Kapotasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana in an attempt to consolidate the correct motions and achieve maximum elongation.
Wednesday Advanced Term 2 (Releasing Tension with Backbends)
This is a well-rounded class which will be split into two parts: the warm-up (standing poses) and the main part (backbends).
Wednesday Advanced Term 2 (Backbends)
In this advanced backbend class, we will be looking at some interesting new approaches to backbends: namely, we will introduce a pose that can be done in tandem with a partner.
Wednesday Advanced Class (Backbends)
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.
Tuesday Level 3 Class (2)(Backbends)
The second class in our Level 3 class series.
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).
Building stability and focus in backbends
Backbends help us to feel and to find the back of our bodies.
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.