Human spines are meant to move, bend and twist in multiple planes of motion outside the usual sitting, standing, or lying down positions. On key spinal movement which is often neglected is spinal extension or back bending. Practicing backbends is a great way to promote spinal mobility, create back strength and flexibility and open the front body.
Backbends help bring your body back into balance. They strengthen your back, shoulders, chest, and hips. They lengthen your spine, increase flexibility, and improve mobility, which helps promote good posture. Plus, they help relieve tension, tightness, and pain.
Who should attend and why?
Open to all practitioners. Starting with simple actions and details on how to access the body with care. Cristina will then build on these basic techniques to take your practice of backbend deeper.
What are the main takeaways?
Backbends are physically challenging and the opposite action of our everyday activities such as texting and sitting at computers. In this Masterclass, Cristina will share in-depth knowledge of the body mechanics of a backend.
A basic understanding of the anatomy and structure of the spine, as well its main movements.
Set healthy movement, strength, and mobility goals for the spine.
What are the benefits?
Injury prevention through deepened awareness of how well one’s spine is moving
Becoming an empowered student by developing tools to check in with one’s own body in any movement class
Saturday October 29th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
H-Kore Quarry Bay, 12/F Dorset House, Taikoo Place
We can’t wait to strengthen, stretch and sweat with you! The first step is to create your account, once you’ve registered just purchase your trial pack, book your class and get ready to enjoy Hong Kong’s most talked about workout!