Dharma Theme: The action doesn't always match the intention. In yoga and fitness, we rarely recognize our unique muscular compensations. Meaning the areas of the body we rely on to make things more accessible or easy. Avoiding the challenge is actually the easy part and the body loves to take the easy road out. However, in order to improve our strength and flexibility we need to notice and teach our Nervous System to articulate our movement with control.
Physical Purpose: We will explore where we compress in our low backs but strengthen the deepest layer to our core musculature called our Transverse Abdominis or TVA. We will strengthen our core in an effort to open the areas deeply connected to it, such as our inner and outer thigh muscles, glutes and hamstrings. By melding the strength and flexibility we will be able to explore bigger poses such as variations of Planks and Eka Pada Vasisthasana and finish with some low back and hip release. This quick class is perfect for strengthen the low back, mitigating back pain, and to support your overall posture.