20 min Yoga Flow – Challenging Heart Openers

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About this video

A 20 minute challenging yoga flow designed to create space in the heart and strengthen the spine. This practice is not recommended for beginners.

Our spine is supposed to bend both ways but most often we forward fold. Back bends help to restore the natural flexibility of the spine whilst improving posture and spine health. Opening the chest boosts the performance of the lungs and allows us to breathe better which decreases anxiety, improves sleep quality, energy levels and digestion. Opening the heart unblocks stuck energy helping to heal our emotional and psychological wounds.

Begin with Cat Pose crunches to awaken the spine and tone the muscles around your core. Open your heart with Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) and deeply stretch your spine with Wild Thing (Camatkarasana). Shine your heart brightly in Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) and Camel Pose (Ustrasana) to energise

As always, practice mindfully and at your own pace.

Duration

20 minutes

Level

Level 1-2, Level 2, Level 2-3, Level 3

Practice

Yoga

Focus

Back, Heart opening