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Fluid Spine - A Backbending Yoga workshop
Sat 19 November 2016, 15:15 – 17:45 GMT
This workshop will give you a strong foundation from which to explore backbends safely and more confidently. Whatever your level of mobility or experience you will find this workshop invigorating and challenging as you build the know-how to deepen and advance your backbend practice in a safe and supported environment.
The spine is literally the backbone for our life activities, therefore it is essential to our health and happiness to maintain fluidity and mobility in this area of the body. Many practitioners often feel fearful when contemplating such postures that require us to lean back into something we can’t necessarily see…emotionally, physically and energetically there can be a lot to process. We will work gradually and mindfully, exploring where we might feel tentative, and allowing the time to address any resistance.
The workshop will start with a vinyasa flow practice to help awaken the body. We’ll move through a flowing series of poses designed to liberate the spine, shoulders and hips, before delving into some deeper backbending work.
By bringing detailed attention to all the key parts of the body associated with backbends and heart opening (as well as how to connect them all together) you will learn valuable tools to sustain and support a continued practice of backbends in a healthy way, with anatomical awareness.
1. Learn how to use the flow of breath to take you deeper into postures
2. Gain an understanding of the basic anatomy of the spine + other parts of the body related to backbending
3. Learn how to prepare the various areas of your body for backbends
4. Learn how to perform backbends safely and effectively
5. Get the opportunity to play with some more advanced poses in a safe environment
This workshop is best suited to students who have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice under their belt. If you’re a complete beginner and are interested in joining, please email me to discuss.
This will be a small workshop capped at 15 participants to ensure individual attention and support can be provided.
A full refund will be provided for cancellations made more than 72 hours before the event start time. For any later cancellations there can be no refunds or transfers.