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Level 1
60 min

Head to Toe: Low Back

Restorative | By Felicia Tomasko on Aug 31 2012
Part four of our head to toe series focuses on the low back through rhythmic repetitive movements alternating with gentle twists, supported backbends and a seated forward fold. We use a block in this class to encourage stability in the low back and to engage the abdominal muscles and core. This quiet practice allows us to remember to nourish ourselves, particularly the region of the low back which is constantly supporting us. Through this integrated practice, we spend time in the neighborhood of the low back cleaning up and cultivating balance in the body.

Description

Part four of our head to toe series focuses on the low back through rhythmic repetitive movements alternating with gentle twists, supported backbends and a seated forward fold. We use a block in this class to encourage stability in the low back and to engage the abdominal muscles and core. This quiet practice allows us to remember to nourish ourselves, particularly the region of the low back which is constantly supporting us. Through this integrated practice, we spend time in the neighborhood of the low back cleaning up and cultivating balance in the body.

Comments

  • Denise Meriwether     Dec 11th, 2013
    Really enjoyed, hurt my lower back, really helped relieve it in a gentle way.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Dec 20th, 2013
      Dear Denise, I'm glad this gave some relief to your low back. Sometimes the gentle practices are deceptively powerful. Please remember to come back to this as often as needed. Enjoy and be well. Namaste, Felicia
  • Ewa Kat     Nov 25th, 2013
    My lower back is so happy now! Namaste Felicia!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Dec 20th, 2013
      Dear Ewa, This is great! I'm so glad to hear that your lower back feels happy. Enjoy and take good care of yourself. I look forward to connecting again. Namaste, Felicia
  • Jes Raschella     Jul 30th, 2013
    ૐ thanks!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 30th, 2013
      Dear Jes, thank YOU for taking the class. Glad you enjoyed it. Namaste, Felicia
  • Lydia Hentschel     Jul 17th, 2013
    Loved this practice Felicia! The sphinx and seal with the block felt wonderful Thank you for your teachings. Peace, Lydia
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 24th, 2013
      Dear Lydia, Thank you for taking this class and for your kind words. I'm glad that you liked the sphinx and seal with the block--I think those are fun variations that help us to access different areas of the body. Thank you for participating in this practice. Much love, Felicia
  • Nicole Levinson     Jul 12th, 2013
    that was beautiful and much needed! thank you!

    shanti - nicolw
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 24th, 2013
      Dear Nicole, Thank you! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed this practice. Many blessings and much joy. Felicia
  • Leanne Crumpton     Dec 14th, 2012
    Fantastic, just what I needed today, thank you
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 24th, 2013
      Dear Leanne, Isn't it great when the practice provides just what we need in the moment! I'm glad that this particular class was here for you. Thank you for being part of this online community. Many blessings, Felicia
  • Alison Colyer     Oct 7th, 2012
    Wonderful. After a day off (!) doing gardening, cooking & ironing, my back was aching hugely. This practice totally released the discomfort and left me feeling wonderfully nourished an peaceful. Another beautiful practice. Thank you.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 25th, 2013
      Dear Alison, Sounds like you had a very productive day off--no wonder you were aching at the end of it. I'm happy to hear that this practice helped relieve some of the discomfort at the end of the practice. Hope the peaceful feeling lingered on. Thank you for being part of this community. Namaste, Felicia
  • Autumn Jordan     Sep 13th, 2012
    Aw, that was exactly what I needed to help my lower back :) Thank you oh so much
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 25th, 2013
      Dear Autumn, I'm happy to hear that this practice delivered what you needed! Thank you for your note and for taking this class. Namaste, Felicia
  • Navina Crow     Sep 11th, 2012
    Thanks Felicia, I am enjoying the entire head to toe series. As a mother of three it helps me through my physical and emotional nurturing so that I can then give nurturing.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 25th, 2013
      Dear Navina, with kids, you're right on--we need to nourish ourselves through practice and other means in order to fully nourish our family. I'm glad that this series is working for you. Personally, I love the head to toe series and I'm happy to hear that you found it meaningful as well. Enjoy the practice. Namasate, Felicia
  • Amber Davis     Sep 6th, 2012
    Thanks for class Felicia! Don't know what I'd do without your restorative and yin practices. They really soothe me.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 7th, 2012
      Dear Amber, I don't know what I would do othout restorative and yin practices myself. I teach them because they have saved me! Many blessings & look forward to catching you again online, Felicia
  • Joan Seok Wei     Sep 5th, 2012
    A very nice class, thanks :)
    • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 7th, 2012
      Dear Joan, I'm glad you enjoyed this practice. Thanks for being part of this community. Hope to connect again online! Felicia
      • Joan Seok Wei     Sep 10th, 2012
        Dear Felicia, I have endometriosis and fybroid growth around the womb and uterus, menstrual cramps are always agony for me, now its improving after I adapt a wheat free diet. I find after doing this session, I feel soreness and weakness around the pelvis and womb, is this something good or something to take note of? Also, seated forward bend is especially hard for me, my hands can go up to the ankles, but my upper body will be quite up right, and strain behind the knees, so I just curl in to create the stretch at the back. Any advice there?
        • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 25th, 2013
          Dear Joan, I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. Please do make sure that you are seeking medical advice as needed. Anything I say does not substitute for medical advice. But from the perspective of the yoga teachings, it's okay to back off to prevent feeling any sense of strain. When we're feeling strain, it's often a signal from the body what we are pushing ourselves too far. You're on the right track with curling in. Let go of the need for the pose to have an external shape and focus on the internal experience.

          Regarding the wheat-free diet, I hope it's been working for you. Just take note of any sensations you're experience and please continue to back off and take it easy as necessary. Hope this helps and you're feeling better. Namaste, Felicia
  • pavla pankrac     Sep 5th, 2012
    sooo soothing! gratitude! :-)
    • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 7th, 2012
      Dear Pavla, ah! The sweetness of feeling soothed. It's joyous! Happy to hear you liked the practice. With gratitude for your note, Felicia
  • deborah nestola     Sep 2nd, 2012
    Thank you for a lovely and relaxing practice ! My back feels great and alot of the tension has been released.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 7th, 2012
      Dear Deborah, happy to hear that you found this relaxing! We all need ways to release tension. Felicia
  • Bindi Byrnes     Sep 1st, 2012
    nice class! :)
    • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 7th, 2012
      Dear Bindi , thanks for the note! I'm glad you enjoyed the class. Keep practicing! Felicia