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REDISCOVER YOUR SPINE'S NATURAL CURVES
Journey through your spine in this six step course which helps you to care for your back by moving mindfully and celebrating its natural curves all the way from the neck to the tailbone. Our spine truly is the engine that moves us and gives us the ability to walk and to move in every direction. Yet, many of us suffer from back pain. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles coupled with spending time on phones and computers strains our backs and necks. The importance of the spine is embedded in our language: we speak of having a backbone which gives us courage; when spooked we acknowledge the shivers that run down our spine and we bend over backwards when we care about something. This course gives you the opportunity to care for your back. Please take medical advice before embarking on this course if you suffer from severe back pain, any spinal conditions or are unsure of its suitability.
This course is:
- Suitable for beginners
- Supports spinal health
- Counteracts the effects of desk-based working
- Offers wrist free classes
- 6 classes
Healthy Back (1) Spinal Warm Up
25:08 | Lizzie Reumont
The first class in our spinal health class is an all-levels movement class to help to understand our relationship with the spine. First of all, we learn the anatomical principles of keeping the spine healthy and then move on energetic jumping to feel how the body moves, and then a focus on the feet, to help us ground down, so we can stand taller. The feet are absolutely crucial to spinal health! With gentle, fluid movements to open the hips and side stretch, this class is a crucial first step in keeping your spine fluid and mobile (note that this series is not for you if you have back problems). You will need two blocks and a strap and a rolled up mat or swimming aid noodle.
Healthy Back (2) Hips and Lower Back
18:25 | Lizzie Reumont
Experiment with exactly how your pelvis sits in your daily movement. Learn how to position your pelvis and experiment with the effect on the lower back. This gentle yoga class uses standing as well as supine poses to focus on creating space and freedom in the hips and the lower back. Perfect for those of us who spend large portions of our day seated! You will need a block. (note, this healthy back series are maintenance back health class, they are not suitable for those with ongoing back problems).
Healthy Back (3) Supine hips and lower back
17:06 | Lizzie Reumont
A lovely and gentle class all on the back, to create space in the hips and lower back. A perfect class for winding down and getting ready for bed, as well as for when travelling, after a day at the desk, or for when you've had to be seated for long periods.
Healthy Back (4) The Middle Spine
16:41 | Lizzie Reumont
The middle spine is often overlooked in our back care. This yoga class uses twists and standing poses to gently mobilise the middle spine. You will need two yoga bricks.
Healthy Back (5) Spinal Torsion Supine
07:32 | Lizzie Reumont
A simple, but surprisingly tough completely supine yoga class to help with back care. This twisting and strengthening class will help to mobilise your spine. You will need a belt.
Healthy Back (6) Upper Back and Neck
08:57 | Lizzie Reumont
A gentle class taking place entirely whilst seated, this simple but very effective yoga class to 'unstick' tight shoulders and the neck. Often our neck and shoulders are contorted with use of technology. This sequence finds length in the both sides of the neck and through the shoulder blades. You will need two blocks.