Backbends - Progressive Series
1 Season . 5 Episodes

This Progressive Backbends series with Desiree Rumbaugh will give you the guidance and support you need to work through physical and emotional blockages with love and caution.

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Progressive Backbends Step One: The Journey Begins (Preview)

Whether you are new to backbends, or have been avoiding them for one reason or another - learning to incorporate backbends into your practice can be truly transformative. This Progressive Backbends series with Desiree Rumbaugh will give you the guidance and support you need to work through physical and emotional blockages with love and caution. Through simple, yet effective, poses learn proper technique and anatomical awareness. Soon stiffness will give way to the freedom of practicing backbends with confidence!

Host: Desiree Rumbaugh
Episode 1
44 mins
If you are new to yoga or you have been avoiding backbends due to stiffness or pain, this class will be a great first step on the road to transformation. The poses are simple, yet very effective when combined with breath and mind focus.
Episode 2
47 mins
This uplifting and intentional practice provides the foundation to open your heart with ease. Through standing postures, hip openers, back bends, and squats, learn to use the power of your legs, core, and breath to help mobilize your spine toward ustrasana (camel pose).
Episode 3
47 mins
This third class of Desiree Rumbaugh's progressive backbends series introduces the creative use of more props to help you target and open up your stiffer spots. Props are very useful for everyone as they offer us time to stay in the poses and relax. Provide saftey for your body and it will be more inclined to let go of resistance.
Episode 4
46 mins
The fourth class in Desiree Rumbaugh's series is designed to bring you deeper into your practicing using the wall as a prop. Explore this opportunity to let go of deep tightness in the quadriceps and shoulders, a stronger medicine for deeper openings.
Episode 5
50 mins
This practice from Desiree Rumbaugh is the completion of our five part series, which puts it all together. Take notice of how much progress you have made, perhaps you may feel more open-hearted and courageous in your body, mind, and heart.