10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Balance Workshop Part Two

Yoga Yoga (The Stock Yard, Bassetts Lane, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QJ, GB)
(The Stock Yard, Bassetts Lane, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QJ, GB)

Life is a balance of holding and letting go...

…and the same works for balancing poses (asanas). You have to learn when and which muscles to activate to hold the body in certain position but also let go of emotions that confines the body into certain habits.

The three essential elements to maintain the body stable are alignment, strength and attention. In this workshop, you will learn where your gravity centre is as you shift your body weight through the Earth Sequence and experience Lord Shiva’s gentle flow.
You will explore different ways of setting up 20 static poses that you may experience in your regular class and have the chance to use props such as yoga bricks or the studio barre to help build awareness on how your body moves and imprint the feeling for certain posture.

You will revisit the classic tree pose (Vrksasana) but with twists (literally!) and move onto many other balances that improve core stability so much needed as the body ages.

Visual aids will be used so you understand how we balance ourselves on the mental and psychic levels through breathing techniques (Pranayamas) and engage with our energy centres (Chakras).
This workshop is a place for you to ask questions and is suitable for all levels. Its content is different from the Balance Workshop delivered in February.

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.