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Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop

Have fun and learn new poses in this Yoga Workshop on Arm Balances and Inversions. Don't let the name fool you - you don't need to be an advanced practitioner to take this one! The point of a workshop is to learn, progress, connect with other yogis and bust out some funky yoga moves.

Where

802 Fairview Rd #100, Asheville North Carolina, US 28803
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  • Workshop

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When

Mar 5
2016
12:00 pmto14:00 pm

Price

$25

Full Description

Have fun and learn new poses in this Yoga Workshop on Arm Balances and Inversions. Don't let the name fool you - you don't need to be an advanced practitioner to take this one! The point of a workshop is to learn, progress, connect with other yogis and bust out some funky yoga moves.
We will cover basic alignment cues, tips and tricks on finding balance and building strength for arm balances and inversions. Starting with the basics, like crow, baby and side crow, headstands, and moving onto more challenging poses like Astavakrasana and forearm stand! Suggestions and questions welcomed. From core work, to avoiding common injuries and pains, this workshop will prep you to start balancing, or introduce you to more advanced variations of poses you already mastered.

The poses most of yogis stay clear from at first, but at the same time enjoy mastering the most in their practice, are arm balances and inversions. Inversions, or any poses where our heart is higher than our head, have been revered in the yoga tradition as the most energizing, uplifting and rejuvenating, bringing youth and overall vitality to the whole body. BKS Iyengar, one of the most prominent yoga teachers of our time, was said to practice inversions every day, well into his old age (he recently passed at the age of 97).
As beneficial as these poses are, they take some practice and investment from our part to master. We will start with the basic, and move on to more challenging balances and inversions. Knowledge and practice of chaturanga and plank poses come very much in hand here, and the whole vinyasa flow practice is designed around strengthening the body in preparation for these poses. We will cover arm balances such as crow and side crow, dragonfly, grasshopper, elephant, eight angle pose. In inversion, we will play with headstands and variations, handstands, forearm balance, scorpion, and shoulder stand.
Prior knowledge and strong practice of these asanas is not required! We will work with props, walls and partners, making this practice fun and safe for all.