Awaken Your Spine

Guy Friswell
Instructor Guy Friswell
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
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In this class, Guy takes you through a gentle hatha yoga flow, while helping you understand and experience the key movements of your spine: extension, forward bending, backward bending, side bending and twisting. He teaches you how to apply the principles in standing, lunging and reclining poses, leaving your spine feeling vibrant and relaxed.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Back Care


handstoheart 1 week ago

That was a really interesting class, it is amazing what feels different when you slow down and pay attention to what seem to be simple stretches.

Guy, I find I am a bit wobbly on the lunge poses. What can I do to strengthen this foundation?

Guy Friswell 1 week ago

Hi there! I’m glad to hear that this class brought my attention to your inner experience. Thrilled in fact! On the lunges, there are a few points I could suggest:
* On your rear leg, play with putting more pressure into your big toe mound, moving your heel higher or lower, and moving your hip more forwards.
* Rotate your rear foot to allow your whole foot to be on the ground — so Warrior 1 stance.
* Drop your back knee to the ground and build stability there first.
* Accept the wobbliness as something that your body wants to work on!
I hope these are helpful and thanks for practicing with me! All the best, Guy

annalisa2 1 month ago

Great class! I appreciated Guy's clear instructions and easy to follow pace.

rberg 4 months ago

I enjoyed your nice calm approach and your clear instructions to the movements of the spine.

Melanie Lichtinger 4 months ago

Great foundational spinal awareness & awakening.
Agreed with the previous commenter - for yogis on all levels.
Thank you Guy! Loved your calm and clear guidance.
Good to 'see' you again, and do Yoga with you here on this platform.

Guy Friswell 3 months ago

Melanie! So good to hear from you and to see you here in the virtual world! Keep well, Guy