Upper Body Strength for Arm Balance Workshop
Support your Asana
Saturday, October 21 12:00—2:30 PM
This workshop will focus on building strength and awareness in the upper body with the intention of creating a healthy foundation for arm support postures including inversions and arm balances. We will start with a review of the functional anatomy at play when bearing weight in the arms. We will explore tools to help build a heightened awareness of alignment and stability in foundational postures like downward dog and plank. Through some playful vinyasa flows we will seek a balance between strength and flexibility to keep your shoulders happy and healthy. We will get to know our “props,” and use them with intentionality as a way to support our practice in a progressively. Then, we'll get upside down.
Hip Alignment For Inversion Stability Workshop
An Exploration of hips and core integration in your inversion practice
Sunday, October 22 12:00—2:30 PM
We will start by exploring the alignment and functional anatomy of some essential postures with a focus on the balance between stability and mobility of the HIPS. Then we will flow through different asana transitions applying an understanding of the different movements of the hips. Finally, we will begin to play with harnessing the power of the hip flexors, core and glutes in inversions and arm balancing postures. A little anatomy, a bit of practice and some play, this workshop is about seeking and finding new ways to connect and communicate with your body.