We tend to think that backbends are all about bending the back (seems logical), but the real benefit of backbending poses is in opening the heart. And we’re pretty sure that an open heart is the breeding ground of compassion. Just as in Coiled Warrior, be mindful of how far you are pushing your spine. No pose, even the most seemingly simple pose, should ever be forced, but particularly poses that change the natural curve of the spine. Don’t get us wrong, it is perfectly natural to bend the spine, and is indeed very beneficial, but make sure you proceed slowly and mindfully. Being aware of your vulnerabilities is a sign of strength. So as you practice the Compassionate Warrior, and all the classes in this program, remember to stay with your breath, listen to your body, and go at your own pace.
This class is part of a program
Yoga Warrior 365
With Rudy Mettia
An integrated, whole-life yoga program created by Rudy Mettia. Yoga Warrior 365 consists of 14 thematic Power Yoga classes, 36 pose...
Style Power, Vinyasa
Duration 55 mins