Asana, or yoga postures, the more physical part of the Yoga is widely extended and becoming the most popular part of the Yoga practice in the West. This is only the tip of the iceberg in the study of Yoga. In this workshop we will combine the asana (postures) practice with a few basic concepts behind the Yoga philosophy.
Are you new to Yoga? This introduction to Yoga course offers a solid foundation into the practice of yoga to all new students! During this consecutive 4-week program with the same group and teacher, you will gradually be guided through the foundations of yoga postures, basic personal alignment, breathing practices and principles of relaxation and meditation.
In this workshop we will work on standing forward bends, sitting poses and forward extension in sitting poses. Standing forward bends bring extension to the spine and remove fatigue caused by other asanas, they tone the nervous system and are considered “cooling” asanas.
Students will leave with a clear understanding of what commonalities exist in all inversions and the risk factors that need to addressed. We will explore the component parts (parts of the body that need to be prepared and/or educated) to successfully practice going upside down.