Spine All Ways

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (86 votes)
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Improve your spinal health and mobility by exploring your spine's full range of motion in multiple directions: side bending, twisting, backbending, and forward folding. Not only will this sequence help you develop more fluidity in your movement, it will also help to open the ribcage for more freedom and expansion in breathing, along with providing a welcome release for muscles of the back, shoulders and neck.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


shyone 1 year ago

I felt a bit nervous starting this class labelled as challenging beginner as I had struggled with the arm strength class in this challenge. However it was great, Rachel's cues were fantastic and really did not seem 55 minutes long, I was surprised that it was all within my body's capability. I now feel fantastic, thank you.

pathstar 1 year ago

It takes such a skillful teacher to be able to understand the challenges a beginning student might face. This is such a fabulous class as it breaks each pose down into the crucial elements that allow the body to really sink into the pose and the flow of poses is so deeply inviting into the final rest! Thank you Rachel!!

Rachel Scott 1 year ago

Oh my gosh, you are SO welcome!!! I'm so happy that this class works for your body. Great to be a part of your practice! XO

NealShea1 1 year ago

For someone who is still relatively new to yoga this class was awesome there were some great challenging poses, but nothing that seemed to difficult to understand.

Rachel Scott 1 year ago

Great feedback! Standing poses - especially twists - can be such a good challenge!

oakhazel 1 year ago

I really enjoyed this class, thank you. Perfect pace and instructions. So peaceful without music. I would class this as intermediate but I think in general, the site tends to class a lot of intermediate lessons as beginner ones. I always bear this in mind so it's not a problem.

David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback. This one seems to straddle the line between beginner and intermediate, making it difficult to categorize for everyone. If there is anyone else out there who feels this should be an intermediate class, let me know and I'll make the change.

Elsea 1 year ago

I don't think beginner should necessarily mean easy :) ! While I agree this may not be suitable for complete beginners, for me, the difference between beginner and intermediate is not only in the difficulty of the poses - strength and flexibility required - but in the types of cue given. Here, Rachel focuses on basic alignment, which is fundamental at all levels, and has used blocks so that the class is more accessible to those of us with less flexibility. In a more advanced class, there may be cues on other aspects of yoga as well, e.g. bandhas. As an on/off yogi of 30yrs - OK, more off than on - I really wish I'd had this quality of teaching when I first started out.

Hummingbird 1 year ago

Thank you, Rachel, this is a wonderful class! May I ask where you purchased your yoga mat? I love it! Namaste