Head to Toe: Back

Restorative with Felicia Tomasko

Level 1 60 mins

Part Two: Using two blocks and a strap, this practice is the second in the series from head to toe: here we focus on the center of the back--particularly that sticky space between the shoulder blades--and we do so with an eye toward being skillful. Yoga is skillfulness in action. This is one of the definitions of yoga given by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Applying skillfulness in action is a process and practice we need to attend to daily. In this class, we seek to do this through asana and the breath; sometimes we need to use our breath along with the practice to oil the hinges of the rib cage and smooth out the rough edges of the body's movements. In this sequence, we use a variety of positions to release tension in the shoulders, everything from standing to bridge with a block. At the end, we have the ability to be more skillful in the region of our midback and shoulders.

Practice Focus

Shoulders

Props

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