Workshop: Backbending and Shoulder Openers | Saturday 01 February 2020 14:00 | Antara Yoga

Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam
Antara Yoga

Workshop: Backbending and Shoulder Openers

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Start: Saturday 01 February 2020 14:00
Irene joins us again for an incredibly interesting workshop. This time focused on backbends, and specifically the full wheel, also known as upward facing bow pose (urdhva dhanurasana).

Backbends are energising a strengthening. They help us open our shoulders and heart, and are a great counterpose for our common tendency to close off the front of the body. The full wheel, also known as upward facing bow pose (urdhva dhanurasana) is a particularly challenging deep backbend which requires significant opening and strength across the entire body. For many, resisting gravity to press up into the pose, and still breath freely can be challenging. When done correctly, the full wheel pose brings many physical benefits to the body, and can help unlock mental or emotional blockages.

IN THE WORKSHOP we will build up slowly, working on the elements of strength and flexibility required in the body for the full wheel pose. There will be plenty of preparatory and supporting work that we will cover, which is required for developing your fullest expression of the pose. Different options will be provided, depending how comfortable you feel in the pose. We spend time exploring alignment in the preparations and pose, with the help of props and the wall. We will also explore different variations and techniques that can be helpful to improve your full wheel pose no matter where you currently are.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP you will understand the fundamentals needed for a comfortable and spacious full wheel pose. You will have the tools to further work on developing your practice in backbends and the full wheel pose to take it to the next level.

THE WORKSHOP IS RECOMMENDED for all levels of yoga practitioners. There will be options for those that are newer to deep backbends, and for those that have been practicing it for some time.

Date: Saturday 1 February 2019 Time: 14.00 17.00hrs


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