Spinal rotation can be key in keeping back pain at bay, if it is done safely and carefully. This week we will work first to open up the spaces between the ribs, then focus on gentle spinal rotations, always done within comfortable range of motion. If you have a sensitive back or osteoporosis, be careful not to pull yourself aggressively into the postures, rely instead on the obliques, your criss-crossed abdominal muscles that enable rotation of the trunk.
I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.