Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering — Back & QL

Back & QL
Lady Eve: moving the 12th rib

Anjali mudra or pashchima namaskarasana

Torso lift
Neck opening – flossing
Torso lift

Constant bear

Lateral anterior and lateral posterior chain stretch – with leg positions
latissimus dorsi, serratus posterior inferior, psoas, quadratus lumborum

Warm up vinyasa
Stability squats

Flossing, wiggle, tight corners: “It’s not how deep you go; it’s how you go deep.”

Mountain (tadasana)

Standing rectus femoris stretch
Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1)

Half forward fold (ardha uttanasana)
wiggle, floss

Knees up
Child pose (balasna)
Cat – Table – Cow
Child pose
Bridge (setu bandha sarvangasana)
Knees up

Deep diaphragm breath

Wide leg forward fold (prasarita padottanasana)
wiggle, floss
Triangle pose (trikonasana)
focus on lateral posterior chain rather than adductors


Child pose
Knees up
Constructive rest variation (Alexander Technique)
slow contract and slow release adductors
pelvic tilt and ham release
pelvic tilt and iliacus release

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