"Key Principles Of Backbends" Workshop


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562, Hampton Street, Hampton, VIC, 3188, Australia
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Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 to Sunday, 28 Oct 2012

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As most of our everyday activity involves bending forward with our spine many of us feel the effects of our spine struggling to adapt with so much forward flexion – the muscles that support the spine stiffen, shoulders hunch and chest muscles shorten. We might experience breathing difficulties, changes to our mood and energy levels. As we start to practice extending the spine backwards we rebalance the effects of our everyday life and posture, feeling uplifted and energised. It’s so important though to slowly challenge our body and mind with backbends to remain safe and practice therapeutically to meet our individual needs.

This workshop includes:


  • Detailed overview of the key anatomical structures of the musculoskeletal system involved in back bends
  • Detailed overview of the physiological body systems affected by the practice of back bends
  • Key moving principles to safe and supported back bends
  • Preparatory practices
  • Back bend releasing techniques
  • Breath, bandha, drishti: Functional applications
  • Graded types of back bends: passive/supported, prone, supine, standing
  • What limits and supports back bends


Date: Sunday the 28th October
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $70
Bookings: info@ihanayoga.com.au
Teacher: Margaux Lovett is a teacher-training lecturer and teaches her anatomy lectures with insight into how to apply knowledge of the structure of the human body to yoga’s physical practices of asana, pranayama, savasana and meditation as well as the impact of injury and medical conditions on yoga practices. Margaux has 7 years experience of working with orthopaedic, neurological, psychiatric and chronic pain related conditions as an Occupational Therapist in the workplace, community and rehabilitation centres.