Stepping into Courage: Inversions for Beginners
Do you find it difficult maintaining awareness and alignment when going upside down?
Join us for a thorough and fun introduction to inversions that will help you expand your yoga practice. In this workshop we will pinpoint the common issues that make inversions challenging, and show you effective ways to address them.
Designed for people who are not yet comfortable kicking up into a handstand and/or balancing in headstand.
Type of Event
Each day from 1-4pm.
1700THB if paid by June 7.
Do you find inversions unnerving? Do you have trouble getting into them, and once there, do you find it difficult to maintain awareness and alignment?
Designed for people who are not yet comfortable kicking up into a handstand and/or balancing in headstand, this workshop will teach you how to increase your confidence, your strength, your flexibility, and your balance to make inversions possible, safe, and fun.
Why bother going upside down when there are endless great yoga poses that don't require such silliness as standing on your head? Because not only are inversions exceedingly fun, they also have remarkably positive effects on your body and your mind. And, if you are at all apprehensive about them, learning how to face your fears of going upside down will provide a tremendous positive ripple effect for your confidence in all parts of your life.
We will explore relevant anatomy to better understand the anatomical challenges and body mechanics involved, and then spend a fair amount of time on fundamentals such as upper body strengtheners, shoulder openers, and spinal alignment to prepare you for going upside down safely and with control. Then I will assist you in going upside down very gradually. I will cover safety issues in great detail to build your confidence and ensure everyone's wellbeing, and teach everyone not just how to go upside down, but also how to safely take someone else upside down. I will also provide you with a series of exercises to support your inversion practice, so that you can continue working at home to prepare yourself for an intermediate inversions workshop that I will teach in February.
PS: This workshop is also highly recommended for yoga teachers who would like to learn how to safely teach inversions to beginners.
Prerequisites: This course is designed for all yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of the fundamentals of inversions. You do not need to be able to kick up into a handstand, or to be able to balance in headstand, but a few months of yoga practice will certainly be helpful.