This class will prepare you for the triconasana, aka triangle pose. The triconasana is my most important go-to exercise when my lower back feels out of wack. It mobilizes the hips, broadens the pelvis, stabilizes and strengthens the lower back, mobilizes the upper back, and activates the legs. After a couple of triconasanas, you’ll feel your walking feels freer and lighter. Your legs will feel stronger and your lower back stable and at ease!
This class is focused on how to use your breath – more precisely your abdominal breathing and a pauze at the end of the breath – to be able to release deeper tension from the body. Often, we don’t completely exhale, stopping the exhale just before the end of it. In this we don’t allow our diaphragm to completely relax. This keeps the body and mind in a slightly aggitated and tensed state.
If you want to find one ultimate pose that counters the strain buildup from long seated hours, the handstand with the backbend is it! The handstand with a backbend is an awesome inversion that targets the opening of the upper back and shoulders, lengthens the whole spine, released strain from your neck, and builds up strength in the upper arms and shoulders. I love doing this pose a couple of times when my mid and upper back start to strain from computer work, or after long hours of traveling. Good thing: you don’t need props, and you can do it anywhere!