For this class, keep one block handy. A flowing, slow build up from hip openers, core work and standing poses to deeper backbending. When practicing backbends, it is important to open the hips and shoulders, and at the same time, it's vital that the abdominal and lumbar core muscles are active. An awake core helps to protect the low back and aids in creating an even curve in the deeper backbends. Practice waking up the entire body while keeping the "bliss point" in all your movements and asana, by regulating your effort and a sense of movement, space and softness in your body. With Adho Mukha Svanasana, Trikonasana, Malasana, Navasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana and more.