Opening the front body is a show of receptivity and vulnerability requiring tremendous strength and clarity of engagement. Sadia leads a mindful class to connect to breath, find spaciousness in the chest, and strengthen the upper back. We move fluidly through Sun Breaths, gentle floor sequences, and standing flows, pausing to deepen into the shoulders and upper body, and play into variations of supported Ustrasana (Camel Pose). You will feel soft, supple, and clear.
Dear Sadia, it is lovely to be practising with you again (we chatted on Instagram this week about the effect your wisdom has had in my practice). Yes, your jokes do land, even several days later! I will use this feeling of my shoulder blades being baby hands pressing the thoracic spine forwards. For the first time ever in ustrasana, I naturally brought both hands onto my feet simultaneously (usually I have to do one hand at a time, which throws out my hips) so I will also keep the belt!
Hi Sadia, it’s so lovely to see you back with a 2nd season of your show! This work is subtle but the results are quite amazing. I loved the experimentation of raising and lowering the gaze while in forward-facing back bends. Thank you 🙏🏻 🌞