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25th October with Eva Vajna
Find instant energy
Backbends have an amazing uplifting affect on us mentally, physically and emotionally and are powerful energy enhancers which promote instant vitality and wellbeing.
New levels of energetic freedom and openness are available when a fuller range of motion in the spine is accessed, and the chest area (heart) is opened.
Not just wheel
Backbends are a part of many poses and infiltrate the whole HPY sequence – from Warrior 1, Cobra, Sphinx and Updog, to Camel, Bow, Locust, Bridge and of course, Wheel.
So whether you are yearning to drop back into wheel or simply want to find a pain-free Up-Dog, this workshops presents the opportunity to get really playful with your practice and try things you 'believe' you can't do, or don't know how to do.
Build your backbends
You will learn the principles of how to 'build' your backbends, and how to protect vulnerable body parts by stabilizing your lower body and using bandhas, props and proper alignment.
You will work through a progression of poses, and these will be demonstrated using different bodies, shapes and sizes so you can see how to adapt poses to suit you. There will also be lots of opportunity to ask questions and get specific feedback.
You will receive alignment adjustments & assistance and have the opportunity to work past your fears, challenge your beliefs and try out poses in a safe, playful and fun manner.