Please join us for the second in a workshop series to introduce users to arm balances in yoga; these are great for physical conditioning of the upper body and core, develop balance and breath control, and are terrific mental focus exercises.
This series is intended to teach the breath-oriented, inward-out approach of yoga applied towards wrist, arm and shoulder intensive work. It is not approached through the physical pathways of acrobatics and gymnastics.
The postures we will work up towards in these series are headstand (sirsasana), crow (kākāsana), crane (bakasana), the yoga handstand (adho mukha vrksasana). Each of these will be approached progressively so that students learn safe and strong posture before attempting difficult postures.
The class is suitable for beginners as well as intermediates with some prior yoga experience, no physical ailments which would affect upper body work and inversions.
Saturday 21 December
11.00 AM – 12.15 PM
I have been associated with yoga from a very early age courtesy my mother who is to this day an inspiration to me. She’s a sixty-year-old superwoman with the exuberance of a teenager and has never missed her morning yoga in over two decades.
The basic asanas she taught me as a young girl opened me up to the world of yoga and made me realise the importance of it in our day-to-day lives. Yoga working on a physical level through asanas is just one of the limbs of yoga , the workings of it internally help us evolve and handle our day-to-day lives in a calmer manner. Hence yoga is a lifestyle that people have rather than just another workout.
I took more classes over the years and have been practicing yoga for the past 15 years. I am a certified yoga teacher, Mysore-style Ashtanga and Hatha. I did my training programme at IndeaYoga Mysore, Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga Shala, to further refine my skills. Under the guidance of the teachers there I received a more in-depth knowledge of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga and learned more about human anatomy and the effects of yoga on it. I have recently completed my Level II Training as well with IndeaYoga.
My aim is to serve people to realise the importance of yoga and how it helps maintain a balance between body, mind and soul