Description of Balance Workshop
Balancing poses develop lightness, strength, and concentration increases. They are included in most yoga classes and can be challenging to perform. In this workshop you will learn how to set up 20 balancing poses, from their foundation to adjustments to suit your body shape, or modifications to be done in case of injury or certain health condition.
From the classic tree pose to side-planks, shoulder and arm balances, all improve core stability and balance at the emotional, mental and psychic levels as well. The nervous system is toned which helps remove stress and anxiety.
This workshop will help you still your mind and teach you how to practice balancing poses without straining the body excessively, allowing you to feel the joy of each asana (pose) bringing your awareness to their energy centres (chakras) as well.
You will also practice 2 pranayamas (breathing techniques) that balance right and left brain hemispheres, which can be practiced at home or at work when you need to find peace of mind.
This workshop is a place for you to ask questions and take your yoga practice a little further. It is suitable for all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced).
Tip before you come: have a light meal 3 hours before the workshop and bring a water bottle. All equipment needed is provided by Yoga Yoga.
Our Teacher Liana Oldham
Liana has been practicing for more than 20 years and is very passionate about sharing her experience with others and making people learn and practice more yoga so they feel good about themselves. She practiced Ashtanga and Yengar for several years which gave her a good foundation in alignment and strength. She moved onto Pre-Natal Yoga when surely noticed how her balance changed, not just physical but in life too. She is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Yoga Teacher (300 hours) teaching weekly Vinyasa classes at Yoga Yoga.
Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
Vrksa means ‘tree’ in Sanskrit and this asana (pose) represents it in true nature. Having the foot as grounding roots into the Earth with a strong and stable trunk as your body. Arms find peace or reach out for the Sun. This pose develops strength in legs, ankle and foot muscles. Tones the nervous system and calms the mind, as it’s impossible to worry and balance at the same time. Awareness goes to Muladhara Chakra (Root/Base) as you stabilise and ground your energy. Various adjustments and modifications can be done to this pose, making it a joyful experience.
In the Balance Workshop learn how to set up this pose and 20 more! Book your space now and develop your Yoga practice further in 2019.
Urdha Padmasana (Inverted Lotus)
The translation of Urdha Padmasanafrom Sanskrit means inverted lotus pose in English. A shoulder balance that can be included on your shoulder stand sequence to make it more challenging and creative. This pose has many benefits as tones muscles along the spine and the nervous system; oxygenates the brain and stimulates the digestive, reproductive and endocrine systems. Improves your concentration after long hours of mental work and takes your awareness to Vishuddhi Chakra (Throat) which makes you speak from your heart, relieving anxiety and bringing a profound sense of freedom.
In the Balance Workshop learn how to set up this pose and 20 more, along with their adjustments and modifications. Book your space now and develop your Yoga practice further in 2019.
SATURDAY 9TH FEB 14.00-16.00 £20