See the world from a different perspective. Learn to defy gravity, build strength and overcome fears through practicing some of the foundation arm balances of the Rocket series (where arm balances feature heavily). We spend so much of our time seated or standing in the yoga studio, at home or work isn’t it time to give those legs a rest? Arm balances not only allow the legs to relax but the shoulders and arms (which are often neglected), are used to make your existing practice challenging but fun. Postures will be explored individually and then linked together for a part Rocket yoga sequence. Postures covered are: pincha mayurasana, bakasana, parsva bakasana A, B, eka pada bakasana, galavasana, koundinyasana A, B, Use this workshop to fly the Rocket and develop a vinyasa practice.
Back bends open up the front of the bosy and expose our vulnerable parts, including the heart and organs. Backbends have been associated with fear. Going deep into a backbend can help us over long standing fears and energise the body.
We will explore the safe way to enter back bends and look at which areas of the body need to be engaged and aligned for backbending to take pressure off the spine.
Safe entry and exits for backbending is vital. You will practice step by step techniques in order to achieve this. You will get to practice fascial stretches and anatomical range of motion techniques as a way to reprogramme your brain. The mind may tell you that backbending is impossible but there are shortcircuits to allow backbends to deepen.
Find out what backbends are all about and how they can be incorporated into your personal practice. Postures explored in the workshop are salabasana A and B, ustrasana, bhekasana, danurasana, parsva danurasana, laguvajrasana, kapotasana A and B and urdva danurasana
This workshop is not suitable for anyone with blood pressure issues or spinal injuries. No physical adjustments will be made during covid-19 safety measures
YIN is slow, YIN allows the body to stretch, YIN releases tension and joints Yin yoga works on connective tissues and balances the body organs. It is the perfect companion to a gym workout. Based on acupressure techniques we use the map of Chinese traditional medicine meridians to restore and activate various parts of the body. We will be using seasonal understanding of these points and where possible use wall and props (bring belt and brick/block) to go deep. In a world where everything has got faster YIN yoga means your body and mind get to slow down. Let go of everything. You will be introduced to the practice and then the remainder of the session is in silence. With silence comes the additional meditation that is unique to this style of Yin Yoga. If you have never tried a silent practice you may experience new sensations and awakenings. Come and try Plymouth's only SILENT YIN YOGA class and see why YIN IS IN.