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Yoga’s Got Your Back

Yoga’s Got Your Back

chances are you already know how important it is to have a healthy back and spine — and you’ve probably experienced how modern life can leave you feeling uptight, tense, and stressed out in the muscles that hold you up.

when it comes to back health, good posture, and overall stress relief, yoga helps. this month, our classes are giving you a toolkit for better back health. here’s a quick and (not so) dirty version for when you need to D.I.Y.

  1. FORWARD BENDS to loosen up what’s tight.
    • at home, try child’s pose, knees to chest pose, and butterfly.
  2. BACKBENDS to strengthen your postural muscles.
    • for simple DIY practice: go with locust, locust, locust, and more locust.
  3. TWISTS + SIDE BENDS to increase your mobility.
    • anywhere, anytime: go for simple seated and reclined twists.
  4. ABDOMINAL STABILIZERS to support healthy spinal movement.
    • to keep it simple: spend some time in plank pose regularly to keep yourself in good form.

we’ll be working through all of these principles in every class throughout the month and deep diving into specific details on some of the most important back care postures each day.

here’s what to expect when you join us for class in-studio, online, or on the podcast.

Week 1 – Loosen Up

Thursday 6.1 – Child’s Pose + Apanasana (Knees to Chest)

Friday 6.2 – Cat-Cow

Saturday 6.3 – Janu Sirsasana (Seated One-Leg Forward Fold)

Sunday 6.4 – Forward Fold Principles

Monday 6.5 – Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)

Tuesday 6.6  – Supta Padangusthasana (Reclined Leg Stretch)

Wednesday 6.7 – Upavistha Konasana (Seated Straddle Fold)

Thursday 6.8 – Butterfly (Baddha Konasana)

Friday 6.9 – Pigeon

Saturday 6.10 – Forward Folds in Flow

Week 2 – Get Strong

Sunday 6.11 – Backbending Principles

Monday 6.12 – Locust Pose

Tuesday 6.13 – Unbound Dancer

Wednesday 6.14 – Sphinx Pose

Thursday 6.15 – Cobra Pose

Friday 6.16 – Bow Pulls

Saturday 6.17 – Makarasana

Week 3 – Go Mobile

Sunday 6.18 – Twisting + Side Bending Principles

Monday 6.19 – Simple Seated Twists

Tuesday 6.20 – Extended Leg Seated Twists

Wednesday 6.21 – Deeper Seated Twists

Thursday 6.22 – Seated Side Bends

Friday 6.23 – Deeper Side Bends

Saturday 6.24 – Seated Side Bends 2.0

Week 4 – Add Some Tone

Sunday 6.24 – Abdominal Stabilization Principles

Monday 6.25 – Planks

Tuesday 6.26 – Bird Dog Pose

Wednesday 6.27 – Warrior 2 Transitions

Thursday 6.28 – Low Boat

Friday 6.29 – Extended Low Boat

Saturday 6.30 – Planks 2.0