This passive practice is designed to stretch deep layers of the fascia and connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, sacrum, pelvis and spine). This class will mainly comprise seated and supine poses held for 3 to 5 minutes.
Recommended props: 2 blankets.
If you have back tightness or pain, sometimes a gentle class where you hold the poses for longer periods of time can be the most effective way to find relief. This class helps you release many of the muscles that are commonly involved in back issues.
Recommended props: 1 blanket and 1 strap.
Sitting down for long periods of time can create stiffness in the hips and shortening of the hamstrings which in turn will lead to lower back pain. To top that, the desk you might be sitting on will force you to sit in a hunched posture which creates tension in the shoulders and neck. Watch this video for a head-to-toe stretch without leaving your chair.
Recommended props: a chair!