February’s Video: Let Your Backbone Slide

Let Your Backbone Slide is my second 20-minute yoga & pilates video. The workout is designed to open your heart and melt that closed-up, shut-down, icky feeling that creeps in every February. The focus of the video is back bends, which energize the body, and help focus the mind to get you out of that mid-winter brain fog.

This video will challenge you to let go of tension, increase your core strength and find a new grace of movement. As always, if you’re new to yoga & pilates, watch the video once or twice through before you begin to get familiar with the routine. If you have any questions about the postures, alignment or specific aches and pains, please get in touch with me at bizzvarty@gmail.com – I’m happy to help!

Now clear some space, roll out your mat, and get ready to let your backbone slide!


(And here’s some random trivia on my choice of song for this month’s video: Maestro Fresh-Wes’s 1989 sing Let Your Backbone Slide was the first Canadian hip hop single to reach #1 on The Record singles chart, and in 2008 was still the best-selling Canadian hip hop single of all-time. Lisa Beaulieu, owner of the beautiful Shas Studio where this video was filmed, was an extra in the club scenes for the video. And finally, this song is especially appropriate for this workout because the Maestro incorporates the anatomical term Sacroiliac into his rap (hear for yourself at 2:57 into the tune). Thanks Wikipedia!)

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