At Marrickville Yoga Centre we run two backbend practices per week. Maintaining a regular backbend practice has a hugely beneficial impact on other asanas as through the practice of backbends the body develops enormous strength and resilience.
Our 6am Tuesday morning backbend practice with Hasu is a General level and gives students the opportunity to work on developing the skills needed to
practice backbends. This is a dynamic class where you have the chance to practice skills you may not get to in other classes – such as different versions of practicing or preparing for Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstands) and also regularly practicing bunny hops (helps in a dynamic group practice!!!!!) .
Our Sunday morning backbend practice with Simon is a LED practice and gives students the opportunity to experiment with more advanced poses. In this practice the focus is on developing proficiency in backbend sequences as well as on consolidating the foundational skills needed for backbends. Students who attend this class often have five plus years experience however newer students are also welcome to attend and adjust their practice according to their level.
As teachers or more experienced practitioners we practice backbends once or twice a week as a minimum. Progressing in backbends is about consistency of practice. Backbends are so good for health and wellbeing and that’s why we offer additional backbend classes outside of our regular cycle.
We hope to see you at any of the backbend practices soon.