Open Yoga 19.02.21 – Lateral spinal movements (moving with the support of the breath)


In this Open Yoga class we will explore lateral movements of the spine (sometimes called ‘side-bending’).  As we continue to explore ways of finding more space to compensate for all the time we’re spending sitting forward-facing looking at screens.  One way to explore lateral movements is to connect to the lungs – using the movement of the lungs to support us in moving sideways (or lifting and lowering our arms).

In this practice we will be exploring how our breath can support movement, there will be cues to consider and notice the breath, if this is uncomfortable feel free to stay present to the movement of the body.

Suggested equipment:

  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket
  • Two yoga bricks (or a stack of books)
  • A resistance band