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Open Your Heart

Journey Series

Open Your Heart

Break down bridge pose and locust pose. When you're ready, try Melanie's Meet Forward Bends online yoga class. Recommended props: 1 block

Continue the Journey

Journey Series

Day 1
Meet Backbends
12

Min

1

Level

Break down bridge pose and locust pose. When you're ready, try Melanie's Meet Forward Bends online yoga class. Recommended props: 1 block

Day 2
Salabhasana Tutorial
5

Min

1

Level

Learn how to practice locust pose, or salabhasana, a backbend that strengthens the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs.

Day 3
How to do Bridge
11

Min

1

Level

Look at and practice bridge pose, a beneficial backbend that opens the shoulder, chest and spine. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap

Day 4
Twists & Backbends
30

Min

1

Level

Warm up the spine with plenty of twists so you can get into dhanurasana, or bow pose, in this advanced beginners class. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 strap

Day 5
Building the Bridge
40

Min

1

Level

Build the bridge to the backbend urdhva dhanurasana, or upward facing bow pose. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap

Day 1
Meet Up Dog
5

Min

2

Level

Learn to practice one of the most commonly practiced backbends in yoga correctly. Recommended props: 1 block

Day 2
Urdhva Dhanurasana
16

Min

2

Level

In this yoga sequence you will learn to practice upward facing bow safely and get the greatest benefits of the pose. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap

Day 3
Confidence & Courage
53

Min

2

Level

Open up your shoulders and hip flexors as you work up to urdhva dhanurasana, a giant backbend that will leave you feeling confident and energized. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 2 blankets

Day 4
Flowing Heart
21

Min

2

Level

21

Min

2

Level

Warm up your spine, stretch your front body, strengthen the muscles that extend your spine, and wake up your abs in this short backbend flow.

Day 5
Heart Core Flow
29

Min

2

Level

Open your chest, strengthen your back muscles and wake yourself up! Recommended props: 1 block

Day 6
Anahata Chakra Flow
60

Min

2

Level

Focus on opening the heart to connect to the fourth chakra, which is represented by the color green and linked to the quality and power of love in our life. Then, check out Mia's Vishuddha Chakra video. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 bolster

Day 1
I'll Bend Over Backwards For You
59

Min

3

Level

This long sweaty flow sequence peaks with standing twisting poses and leads up to a bunch of yummy backbends. Recommended props: 1 block

Day 2
Backbend Prep
42

Min

3

Level

It's all about preparing for backbends like upward facing bow and camel pose in this fun advanced yoga sequence. Recommended props: 2 blocks

Day 3
Fountain of Youth
25

Min

3

Level

Whether you love them or hate them, backbends have incredible benefits. Use this class to check in with your spine and get the most out of these powerful poses. Warm up with some sun salutes first! Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap

Day 4
Exhilarating Backbends
65

Min

3

Level

Strengthen your spine and exhilarate your body and mind in this well rounded backbend practice. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap