In critical alignment yoga, we use a series of calming poses held for longer periods of time becoming aware of the tension in the body. With the help of props (rubber strip, blanket, etc.) we create a straight upper back, aligning all body parts restoring strong mobility in that position. During this class connecting along the body and the essential role of postural muscles (muscles along the vertebral column and joints) will be emphasized. In critical alignment yoga, we focus on relaxing movement muscles (muscles along arms and legs) in order to bring back flexibility, allowing the body to feel lighter and more mobile. At the same time, we will work the postural muscles to support a new, open and healthy body posture.