The workshop will focus on breathing, twists and spinal health.
We will start with breathing exercises and explore abdominal, thoracic and full yogic breath before continuing to the physical practice.
In this workshop I have chosen to focus mainly on the twists as they are often overlooked in a Yoga Practice.
Twists are very beneficial for the health of your spine. They rotate the spine and stretch the muscle of your back. By lengthening the spine you create space between the vertebrae and that facilitates better energy flow, decompresses the spine and energising the body.
Twists are also good for distressing, tension relief and back pain reduction as well as aiding with digestion and efficiently moving food through the colon.
I would also like to introduce something new to the practice: Yoga Nidra. I am going to start incorporating 10-15 mins Yoga Nidra practices into some of my weekly yoga classes, but will increase it to a 30 minutes session at the workshop. If you haven’t tried it yet – you are up for a treat! It’s one of my favourite Yoga practices and I can almost guarantee you will love it.
Yoga Nidra is a yogic sleep. It is a form of guided meditation – a state between being asleep and awake. Yoga Nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation. It helps to distress and cultivates peacefulness and release of long held emotions.
I am going to use a recoding of the founder of Blooming Lotus Yoga – Lilly (I attended their 7 day Yoga Retreat in Bali this year). I have done a few different Yoga Nidra practices from various recorded sources myself and I find Lilly’s voice and the way she guides you through the practice most relaxing and therapeutic.
*Please take a blanket if you think you might need one*.
I am really looking forward to this workshop and hope you will enjoy this combination of breathing, mindfulness, physical practice and Yoga Nidra.
Your investment for a 2 1/2 hour session is £15.
Saturday, 6th of April
11:15am – 1:30pm