A Bridge Too Far – Back Bend Workshop

With the use of foam rollers, balls, our own hands and yoga postures, we will lubricate and release the connective tissues so that we can move from gentle backbends to deeper postures with ease and with strength.
We’ll also take a brief look at anatomical differences in a generic group of people so that we can focus on correct alignment and modifications for your body.

The class begins with simple movements and pranayama to mobilise and oxygenate the postural muscles, moving into gentle asana to promote shoulder, heart and hip openings. Supported backbends will progress into stronger poses for those who wish to keep going.

These days, most movement practitioners are pretty clued up on the role of the connective tissue (fascia) and how it can restrict movements when it thickens. It does this to protect and stabilise us, the downside of this is:

-Our muscles become stuck to the layers of fascia.
– We can experience a reduced range of movement.
– We develop defensive and compensation patterns.
– By warming our bodies properly and increasing our range of movement we can learn how to release these the layers, so come along with an intention to learn and your best and stretchiest yoga apparel.

There will be some partner work and most definitely fun in this workshop.