Finding Space: Quads and Backbends
Focus: Adductors, Back, Groin, Quads, Strength, Twists
A lot of times, when practicing backbends, we think we need to have space in the spine but not realizing that restriction can happen from ill-prepared quadriceps. This large muscle group can sometimes get lost in asanas because hip-flexors and hamstrings can steal the limelight. This class focuses on creating space in the quads so that when we get to the back-bending postures, our legs are not a limiting factor. The class leads to finding space in the quads so that backbends like Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero’s Pose) and Paryankasana (Couch Pose) become a regular part of your practice. We progress to Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold) and some twists to balance the body paving the way for Savasana.