When we think about our arms, our Western minds most likely envision toning and strengthening them by pushing and pulling with great effort and sweat. Although power and precision work is key in developing fit arms it is only half of what is needed when it comes to creating healthy arms by way of yoga. A balanced combination of space and ease coupled with detail and energy is required when practicing upper body focused yoga poses like arm balances, inversions and back bends like wheel pose. To be able to stand on one hand and balance on the side of one foot in one arm plank pose without toppling over takes practice, awareness plus taking the time to learn a few tricks to enlighten your arms.
In this workshop we will:
Review the myths and reality of moving your arms in space and placing them on the ground.
Practice exercises to strengthen the body's bandhas/locks so you can feel light as you jump to the top of the mat and back as well as move through upper body focused postures.
Learn how to contract the muscles needed in poses like caturanga, crow pose and headstand so the muscles that commonly tense up and later feel neck and shoulder pain will be at ease.
Develop posture awareness where you can check in at any moment and improve it.
Attune to Mother Earth as she moves through her cycle of awakening by putting your hands onto her with yoga. Doing so will recharge you both physically and emotionally and prepare you for the season of growth ahead.
Saturday May 3rd 4 pm - 6:30 pm
$40 paid in advance and $50 day of
Register @ www.bamboomovesyoga.com in Englewood, NJ