A Yoga workshop to deconstruct and understand the physical, emotional and mental benefits of some of the most commonly used hip and hamstring asanas (postures).
For most, our hips are well known to be a storage space for unwanted stress, anger, pain and frustration. We hold a great deal of muscular tension in the lower body and can sometimes increase this when forcing the body to open rather than moving with compassion, understanding and ease. This workshop will allow you to release and soothe the muscular tension commonly found in these areas of your body whilst activity teaching you how and why this is happening. There are many causes for tight hips and hamstrings such as anxiety, a sedentary/seated lifestyle, injury and common workouts like running and cycling.
This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to be more open through the hips and hamstrings and learn how to modify, develop and explore asana deeper. We will begin delving into the hips and hamstrings through a dynamic and juicy hip-opening vinyasa pausing and exploring postures aid in increasing the mobility of the pelvis, loosening the hamstrings and opening the hips.
Suitable for beginners to experienced yogis this workshop will teach you to take ownership of your practice and confidence in alignment and movement. For the adventurous yogi this workshop will include a deeper exploration into poses such as Bird of Paradise and Hanumanasa (Splits) and King Pigeon.
Closing with a few Yin postures to soothe the lower body joints and promote relaxation.
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Matthews Memorial Hall, Castle Ave Rochester