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Art of Asana - Inverted Poses
With Adela Serrano
17 December 2016 See all dates
Art of Asana Part 2: Inverted Poses
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self and intelligence” –B.K.S. Iyengar: Light on Life.
This is the second of a series of three workshops focusing on the alignment of the Yoga Poses (Asanas) based on the Iyengar Methodology. It is possible to attend each workshop individually but attending all three will provide you with a strong base and understanding of the most common asanas that you will be able to integrate in your own Yoga practice.
Turning your body upside down, whether it is standing on your hands, forearms, head or shoulders not only has to do with body strength but it also makes you face your fears. 'Abhinivesha', translated as 'fear' is according to the old yoga teachings one of the obstacles we face on the path of yoga; inversions are the perfect opportunity to safely explore it.
This workshop will consist of asana practice especially designed to prepare body and mind to defy gravity and shake up the perspective on life. After that we will practice different inversions such as handstand, forearm stand, headstand and shoulder stand. We will be using props and the wall to make inversions accessible to everyone.
We will also work on developing mindfulness and concentration by approaching the inversions in a step-by-step fashion.
Benefits of inversions: • Inversions are good for circulation: assist movement of lymph, work with gravity for venous return, reduce oedema;
- Calm the mind and relieve stress;
- Are invigorating;
- Control digestion;
- Can help prevent shrinking, reduce normal stress on spinal column;
- Strengthen upper body;
- They are fun!
This workshop is for yoga students with at least 6 months of yoga experience. It is also a great opportunity for yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge of the anatomical asana alignment and techniques to adjust the asanas for different body types and conditions.
You can register for this workshop by paying with iDeal using the 'Book' link. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.
Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.
About Adela Serrano
A former economist and banker, Adela discovered the power of Yoga in 2006 when she was living in New York City. She obtained the 500 hrs (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification by the Yoga Alliance through the Yoga Works Teacher Training program in New York.