Anchoring to Rest and Recover the Back
‘Anchoring’ (fixing) the lowest end of the back sets free the rest of the back to extend and expand safely. This spreading action is restful and healing for tissues and organs.
Level: Experienced Beginners, Intermediate, Gentle
Duration: 65 mins
Props needed: a yoga strap, a sturdy chair, a few blankets/ bolsters, a hook/ door knob/ any stable piece of furniture that can be used to anchor the yoga strap
This recording is part of the Short Course “Asana understanding for a healthy back”.
Tag words: adho mukha svanasana adho mukha virasana back back care back health back pain lower back pain parivrtta adho mukha virasana parsvottanasana pavanmuktasana prasarita padottanasana prop use standing asanas supported therapy
This session builds on the previous part. ‘Anchoring’ (fixing in space) the lowest end of the back sets free the rest of the back to extend and expand safely. This spreading action is restful and healing for tissues and organs. We look at a few examples of how anchoring can be done – both in passive/ restful positions, as well as in active positions.
If you are a beginner practitioner with a back pain, please do this under supervision of a trained instructor. At other times, it can be attempted by everyone.