Do you find the concept of back-bending scary, terrifying, or even painful? Then this is the perfect workshop for you to learn how to unlock your spine safely. Contrary to what we might think, back-bending can be quite therapeutic. We spend 90% of our day sitting, standing, or even sleeping in a posterior curve in our spine (rounding the back). This habitual pattern eventually causes the vertebrae to mimic the action, slowly pressing the discs posteriorly over time.
Functional back-bending reverses this process, creating space and flexibility within the vertebrae and muscles to allow the disc to shift back towards neutral.
In this 2 hour workshop, we will focus on deepening your flexibility and opening the space behind your heart - how to shift the ‘bend’ from lower spine to Upper and Thoracic Spine, relieving the compression and pressure on your Lumbar spine.
We will work through this workshop in 4 sections introducing various conditioning exercises to not only increase flexibility but also to build strength for healthy and safe back-bending.
The workshop will focus on the following segments:
- Shoulder and Upper Back (Thoracic Spine)
- Front Hip Flexors & Quads
- Building Strength in the Lumbar Spine
- Applying the flexibility techniques to open and release in various back-bending postures.
The goal of this workshop is to learn and improve your flexibility in a safe way, to take the exercises and methods into your own practice. Flexible body, flexible mind. All levels welcome!
Date: Saturday, March 10th from 1pm-3pm
Location: The Yoga Collective (135 West 29th St., between 6th and 7th Ave). 6th Floor. Suite #603.
Price: $45 in advance. $50 after March 5th.
*Payment can be in cash or Venmo.
**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable.
To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Backbending Workshop.