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Asanas to awaken your spine

77 mins

Filmed live at our Dru Centre join Christiane as she shares the asanas that train and awaken the spine.

The spine is a living structure that supports our whole nervous system. Therefore it's absolutely crucial to keep it healthy and moving in an optimum way. This affects the well being of your whole body as well as your energy levels.

From a yogic point of view, all the main energy centres (chakras) are seated along the spine. These centres reflect different areas of our consciousness, thus the condition of our spine can have a huge influence on the way we feel and think. This affects how we relate to life!

So it's worth spending a little time to nurture our "backbone" which holds us upright and supports us in everything we do.

Activations & body preps:

  • Arm fig of 8 - shoulder rotations
  • Shaking out
  • Hip rotations
  • F/B bend 
  • Balancing windmill
  • Heaven earth stretch
  • Squat 
  • Movements to open hips and lower back 


  • Lying twist
  • Core strengthening
  • Bridge
  • Sitting spinal twist
  • Gate posture
  • Savasana

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Members' comments:

28 Aug, 2023
Rachel Hammond's picture
Rachel Hammond
Thank you Christiane - a super class. My spine is truly awake. I love the gradual slow progressive build up to the postures. xx
10 Aug, 2023
Jan Hall's picture
Jan Hall
I love your classes Christiane, and this session on the spine is always a lovely one that I return to again and again. My whole body and spirit feels so much lighter afterwards. Thank you! :)
20 Aug, 2022
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Yoga with L
I so enjoyed this class Christiane, my whole body feels much lighter. Lian xo
30 Mar, 2022
kerrieaa's picture
Brilliant. Always looking for something to help with spine flexibility and you nailed it. Have added this to my list of favourites.
30 Mar, 2022
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Julie Carnie
Needed that - thank you so much Christianne, love your classes x
26 Mar, 2022
Rose Ann Smith's picture
Rose Ann Smith
Thank you. X
26 Mar, 2022
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Rose Ann Smith
This is fabulous. So much variety in the activation and so much explanation of the benefits of what we are doing physically and in relation to our chakras throughout. My class will love the variety in activations but also the familiarity of the postures and focussed concentration on the process for each as well as the benefits of modifications as we go in stages listening to their bodies where needed.
17 Mar, 2022
PamMc's picture
Really enjoyed. I still need a lot more core strength, slowly getting there. Not sure I have spare capacity to explore just yet. One day it will happen I'm sure.
14 Mar, 2022
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Anke de Hoop
MY spine was very awaken. You can say that.The effect is very strong also after a few days. Very effective .Thanks.


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