This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, the theme of Backbend Frontbends leads us in transitions from a traction backbend to a forward bend. From bridge pose to Shoulderstands in Basic class, to Wheel Pose and Downdog transitions to Essential, and kicking over from wheel and forearm wheel pose positions in Intermediate, this challenging and dynamic week will be broken down into a progression based practice to benefit all levels of proficiency. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, FlipGrip Backbends are strong leveraged backbends that require shoulder mobility to effect an arm overhead stretch. Explore this theme with us this week with our intelligent sequences that lead you purposefully and safely towards a comprehensive understanding. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, contraction backbends are downward facing bends that require the strength of your posterior chain to pull ourselves up against the pull of gravity. The Locust shape is a particular family of contraction bends that work the lower back the most, but with proprioception and guidance we can learn to redistribute the work towards middle and upper back. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on bow backbends. Bow pose, and variations of it, requires mobilizing axial rotation and lateral flexion of the spine, along with shoulder mobility. Join us all week as work on creating healthy extension of the spine by recruiting the stretch in the front body.
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on shining the heart in hollow backbends. What differentiates this type of backbend from others is the extensive shoulder rotation and mobility of the thoracic spine required to shine the chest through. Join us all week as we explore this sense of opening in our Basic, Essential and Intermediate classes.