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Art of Asana - Standing Poses
With Adela Serrano
05 November 2016 See all dates
Part I: Standing 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 will be the first 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.
Standing poses (Uttistha Sthitti) are the foundation for the rest of the poses; they bring our attention to how we stand. They also correct the posture of the body, deformity in the legs and tone the leg muscles. They prepare the body to go into more complex poses by creating the right imprints and actions.
You can expect a dynamic and active workshop where you will: - Learn the necessary actions and arrows of movement to perform the Standing Poses.
- Learn to synchronize the movements of arms and legs.
- Bring awareness to the remote areas of the extremities.
- Look at different bodies performing the same asana and visualize how by applying the correct actions you can bring the body in alignment physically and energetically.
We will explore extension and expansion through vertical and horizontal movement, creating physical ease while cultivating a joyful and playful mind fit for concentration and contemplation.
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 on 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.