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During this 2-hour workshop with senior yoga teacher Puck, we learn how to access twists and side stretch poses in a holistic and beneficial way. The workshop will include demonstration, discussion and assisted and non-assisted adjustments.
 
“Wring out stress, tension and lethargy with this releasing twist workshop. Layer by layer, we’ll peel away the physical and mental restraints that limit our movement. We’ll free up the spine, ribcage and breath, leaving ourselves rejuvenated and ready for summer. Furthermore, we will also take a look at the sides of the body, elongate and get the action going in this, very often, overlooked part of the body.”
 
Twists are good for detoxing, because they squeeze the internal organs in the abdomen. They also stretch the muscles between the ribs (the intercostals), which is an excellent thing to do when you’re feeling constricted or constrained. Putting those two things together gives you a perfect tool for when you’re feeling a bit down, gluggy or bloated.
 
There are a lot of different poses that involve twists. They can be done seated, reclined, standing, lunging, inverting, bending forward, bending backwards, bound and so on. Different twists obviously work different parts of the spine. We will cover the whole range of the spine in this 2-hour workshop.
 
We will explore side bends in this practice to bring balance to our entire body. The side stretches lengthen the abdominal muscles, hips, and thigh muscles, while improving flexibility in the spine. Side bends will also stretch the muscles between the ribs (the intercostal muscles), helping us to deepen the breath.
 
Fee: €15
 
Spots are limited so please register asap (by 20.4.) either directly with Puck or with InLight: info@ inlight.pt or text/whatsapp to (+351) 913 127 421.
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About the teacher:
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 an self-discovery so her aim is to highlight these qualities, front and centre, in all of her teachings.