This 2-hour workshop is not about how deep you can go in a backbend – it is not about dropping a full wheel, or letting the toes touch the back of the head.
The workshop is about listening to the story the spine is telling you. It is about building up strength and courage to lead with the backbody and the back of your heart.
You will learn techniques to work with your spine in a holistic and healthy way.
Who would benefit from this workshop? If you can resonate with the below text, chances are high that it is for you!
Great for the posture:
In the process of backbending you will work on your shoulders and strengthening the back body. And that work will be a lot of counteraction to your daily life.
We spend so much time bending forward and letting our shoulders drop forward. Look at your day! How much time have you spend today sitting down in front of a device, a book or busy driving? And how was your posture?
Backbending helps you to open the front side, letting the shoulders come back to where they should be, and working on the strength in your backbody.
Chest opens up and breathing becomes easier:
As you are working on a better posture, your chest will become free to open up. So many of us are really closed on the front side of the body – almost hiding the chest and the heart. In backbends we let the heart shine forward. And while you are expanding your chest, your lungs will have more space, and in a very beautiful way breathing will become easier.
Your psoas and hips become more free:
Backbends are stretching the entire frontside of the body – which means you will be working with your hips and your psoas as well.
The psoas muscle is also called ‘the muscle of the soul’. It is directly connected to your respiratory system, so every time your breathing changes, so does your psoas.
The antidote for backpain:
Back pain is such a common thing, and do you know why? Because we are not using it right. The spine is supposed to be mobile and in motion. It can bend in so many directions, but sadly enough we spend most of the day in a forwardbend, not being aware how it affects us.
It an energizer:
Backbends wake you up. They bring along new energy, a clear mind and a lot of bliss. When we activate the front side of the body, we wake up the nervous system and invite a lot of sensation in the body.
Open the heart chakra:
With a bad posture, too many times – especially with a broken heart and with a lot of fear – we close down for the stream of energy running through the body, and the main blockage usually occurs around the heart chakra.
By practicing opening up the front side, you will experience a lot of bliss, a blooming heart and courage to love again.
Interested? Then please register as soon as possible as spots are limited.
When & how much: Saturday the 18/5 15.00-17.00 in Inlight Yoga Studio, fee: €15
Puck is a senior Yoga teacher who has been teaching at InLight for many years. With a deep knowledge of different Yoga lineages, such as traditional Hatha, Yin and mainly Iyengar Yoga, her practice is fueled by a commitment to live healthfully and without pain. Her teachings are all about finding balance. She is also deeply inspired by the sense of playfulness and self-discovery, so her aim is to highlight these qualities, front and centre, in all of her teachings.