Why do so many of us have pain and discomfort in our lower and middle back when we try to go into forward bends/forward folds?
While this session does not solve this problem, it attempts a thorough exploration of the lumbar area:
- experientially through movements in the lateral plane, and in positions where the spine stay relatively in a neutral state
- by looking at the anatomy of the lower back.
This session will will give us an appreciation of the intelligence of the Iyengar system, where the movement of the limbs – the arms and the legs – is introduced first in standing Asanas, in lateral and upright positions, before introducing the forward extensions.
Having an anatomical understanding of our bodies is not essential for Asana practice. But having at least broad overview can often guide us and inform our actions.