This challenging pose is all about the abdominals. If you have lower back issues or compression in the disks this pose can often be painful if not downright dangerous. The trick to this pose if you suffer with back issues, is to work on the core, abdominals, obliques and a few other muscle groups.
The practice tips in this session will help you connect with your core and and obliques to protect the back and stabilise the spine and pelvis. This is a great practice tip for anyone who needs to get a bit more stability and strength with with their back by finding it in their core. Alignment, core activation and abduction are the keys to this practice and coming back to it regularly will bring you added integrity and confidence to perform a Full Nivasana (legs extended).