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Back Bending_Awakening the Heart

This workshop will concentrate on opening up the upper back, safely exploring correct alignment and solid foundations, using the Ashtanga sequence to open up key joints that allow the spine to open for back bending.

Where

17 Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire, GB WA15 9NZ

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Nov 22
2015
12:00 pmto15:00 pm

Price

35 €

Cost £35 or £30 if booked before November 1st
please email to reserve your place

Full Description

This workshop will concentrate on opening up the upper back, safely exploring correct alignment and solid foundations, using the Ashtanga sequence to open up key joints that allow the spine to open for back bending, Pose by pose we will release tension behind the shoulder blades and in the neck. Working deeply to release the psoas muscle, this is one of the longest muscles in the body (and by far the most important component of our deep internal core) in preparation for working deeper with the spine. The psoas also works with the buttock muscles to stabilise the pelvis, its tightness or weakness effects how we stand physically and emotionally. Exploring deep backbends of both the primary and intermediate series will result in lightness, physically and emotionally. Back bends in particular activate energy around the heart centre, correct and effective use of breath and bandhas can help clear emotional and physical resistance here.
You’ll sweat, asana practice will strengthen and empower your body. and you’ll breathe, pranayama and connection to bandhas will clarify your mind and balance your body. You’ll let go and connect deeper, becoming stronger, more flexible and more centred in you hearts