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The Way of an Open Heart: Backbending for all

While backbends can sometimes seem daunting they are approachable for all levels of yogis! Join Jennifer in this special workshop to learn and incorporate alignment skills that will help you to truly enjoy and take advantage of backbends in your practice! Already a steady backbender? Join us to dive in to new layers of heart opening

Website

Where

200 Bennett St NW, Atlanta GA, US 30309
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Type of Event

  • Workshop

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Levels

When

Apr 9
2016
09:30 amto12:00 pm

Price

$40

Cost:
$35 if registered by March 9, 2016
$40 if registered on or after March 10, 2016 (w/20% discount for Active Sol members)

Full Description

Yoga is a practice of purification towards liberation (moksha). In the physical practice (asana) of yoga, backbends play an important role in this journey. From a physical standpoint backbends (when approached safely and correctly) simultaneously mobilize the spine and strengthen the surrounding musculature, stretch and massage the heart to increase blood flow and therefore energize the body, and balance the perpetual body misalignment caused by our sitting culture. Emotionally, backbends encourage patience, compassion and calm perseverance. Energetically backbends nourish all seven chakras--especially 3rd chakra (Manipura -seat of self and self confidence) and fourth chakra (anahata- spiritual center of the heart).

While backbends can sometimes seem daunting they are approachable for all levels of yogis! Join Jennifer in this special workshop to learn and incorporate alignment skills that will help you to truly enjoy and take advantage of backbends in your practice! Already a steady backbender? Join us to dive in to new layers of heart opening with deeper attention to detail and offerings of new postures! Remember while yoga IS a practice of purification to liberation it is NOT a practice to perfection. Show up, drop your expectations, bring a smile, the rest will meet you on the mat!