Back Bending Basics

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Martin Scott

MARTIN SCOTT E - RYT 500 | Teacher  Martin is a San Francisco based vinyasa yoga teacher.  He began his practice in 1999 and started teaching in 2008.  Martin teaches every class based on love, compassion, joy &...
This class is designed to give students a very strong foundation for backbending. We focus on leg strength and engagement, core stability to protect the low back (uddiyana banda) as well as extension and expansion UP through the rib cage. Lots of alignment and engagement cues to help students have a safer access point for backbends!

Hatha Align gives attention to form, movement and alignment of yoga poses through safe instruction. Close attention to detail is the catalyst for the physical, mental and spiritual transformation of your yoga practice. Typical yoga postures, asana, are practiced generally without flowing movement, may be repeated, and are often broken down to bring greater awareness to the action of the poses.
Classes may include pranayama and meditation. Open to all levels of practice.

Recommended Props (or substitutions!):
  • 1 shower towel
  • A long scarf, tie, or belt
  • Bolster OR 1 firm pillow (can be the back of a couch pillow; if it’s not firm, grab two)
  • Yoga blocks (alternatives are to have an extra towel folded into a small square, or stacked books)