Backbends can be invigorating and therapeutic or they can be injurious and cause chronic back pain and SI Joint Inflammation. Flexy bendy people can overarch and create stress in the lumbar/sacral region and pop the rib cage leading to a delamination of the vertebral structures and chronic low back pain. Others feel they cannot do backbends at all. This class will explore how to safely practice back bending in a strong, safe stable way. Please have a large exercise ball inflated for this class. If you are over 5. 5 inches tall, you should have about a 70 centimeter exercise ball. Somewhere between a 55 and 80 centimeter to cover all heights. Class is instructed by MIchaelle Edwards, creator of the YogAlign/FitAlign posture alignment techniques. Using breath based neuromuscular re-patterning, self massage and functional movements and core exercises. Please note the Hawaii time zone below.