Inversions are considered to be fundamental in any serious Hatha
Yoga practice. Headstand (sirsasana) and shoulderstand (sarvangasana)
are respectively called the King and Mother of the Asanas. Some of
their benefits include reversing the effects of gravity on the fluids
in the body, improving circulation, and tonifying the digestive
and eliminative systems. The list goes on and on. Yet many of us
strugglewith these difficult poses.
In this three part workshop series, you will practice handstand,elbow balance, headstand and shoulderstand. You will learn how toprepare for the inverted postures, develop balance andlongevity while upside down, and practice headstand and shoulderstandvariations. There is a month between each session so you can practicewhat you learned at home and be ready to move on safely to the next level.
About the Instructor:
LEIGH EVANS is a yoga teacher and dancer dedicated to awakening creativity and aliveness in the body. Since 1985, Leigh has practiced Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vini-yoga traditions in the US and India. Leigh has been teaching yoga for 10 years. Her yoga classes work with precise alignment while focusing on the breath in a continuous flow of Asanas. She loves the practice of yoga for the clarity of mind and peacefulness that comes from the breath flowing freely in the body. For more information about Leigh Evans
|About the 3 Sessions:
Part 1- PREPARING FOR INVERSIONS Saturday, September 13, 2003, 1:30-4:00pm. Through a thorough exploration of preparatory asanas, we will strengthen and open specific areas of the body to support the inversions. We will demystify what actions are necessary to experience a nourishing inverted practice. We will learn safe ways to practice the rejuvenating postures of headstand and shoulderstand.This workshop is perfect for advanced beginning and intermediate students.
Part 2- THE BALANCE Saturday, October 4, 2003, 1:30-4:00pm. 3 minutes is the minimal time necessary to remain inverted in order to receive the benefits of the posture. In this workshop we wil refine the actions learned in Level I to create stable, balanced inversions that can be safely held for at least 3 minutes.
Part 3- Inversion Variations Saturday, November 22, 2003, 1:30-4:00pm. Some of the most exquisite asanas are elbow balance, headstand and shoulderstand variations. Learn how to get a full practice of backbends and twists while being upside down!!