Nothing fancy today, just sharing what a typical warm-up looks like for me (face-licks, and all 😜❤️🐶)
There were a few question on my video from last week about the first move I'm doing here - these spinal rolls are one of my favorite ways to begin warming up the back. The articulation helps to wake up the core and spine, and creates a healthy awareness between the two. ❤️
Half-camel is another great heart opener. Remember you can start out with the toes tucked, and then untuck them once until you feel more open. 👌🏼
Wheel pose with straight legs is really helpful for learning to distribute the backbend more into the upper back (very important for protecting the lumbar). The leg engagement allows you to push the heart forward - imagine reaching your chest further through your arms while lifting the belly upward. I like to start out by straightening one leg at a time, and then straightening both legs, if I don't get interrupted by someone begging for belly rubs somewhere in between (ahem, Winnie). 🐶
If you want to see more moves that will help you access deeper backbends, scroll back to some of my 'wall-yoga' videos.
Happy practicing! 😍
🎵 cover of 'oh darlin' by elle king