Inhabit our bodies?! Well, of course we do….or do we? How often do we take time to really feel what it is like to be in our body? When we practice the back care class, do we focus our attention on our back as we proceed thru each asana? Do we feel the flexibility in each part, or the tension and strain? To understand how to care for this body gift, we need to spend some quality time in it. This is the gift yoga can give us, if we choose to place our intention on finding it.
Every twelve weeks, we cycle back around to our back care class. Since it seems that most adults have some on-going issue with their back, this gives us time to focus specifically on this area with intention. The poses have been used in several Western Medical science studies and shown that with weekly use, can impact the spine’s health. A regular yoga practice will improve spinal health, but this series gives us the opportunity to inhabit our spines!
Try to find the time during this busy season to join us on Monday nites, from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno for a group yoga practice. Its a gift you can give yourself to slow down, focus, relax and be with others who share your intention.
Below is the sequence for this class. The numbers after each pose refer to the picture hand out you will be given.
Legs with a strap #6
Wind relieving #2
Side lying hip#15
Kneeling forward bend#9
Gate to standing#16
Standing Lateral,#17 head to knee,#13 Lunge, Warrior I,#7 standing forward bend#8 (do both sides)