Hips & Balancing workshop - Blanche Thompson

30 March 2019

In yoga we speak of tight hips, needing to open the hips, but there is more to this as our hips are an essential for our day to day activities like simply walking. For stability we need the muscles on the side of the hip to be active and engaged to support and keep you steady in balance poses or when you transfer weight from one leg to the next as you walk or run. Balancing on one leg can give us the chance to find our centre of gravity but this can be difficult with our bodies out of alignment, in particular our hips.

Our hips have an important part of both our mental, emotional and physical well-being. We spend most of our day sitting either at home or at work (and in the car in between) which results in our hips resting close. 

One legged balance asanas offer many benefits including promoting concentration and calm, strengthening our muscles, build our coordination and balance, improving our ways of standing and walking as well as how we perform many other day activities.  

This workshop will start with hip opening asanas and looking how the hips affect how we stand and walk. It will move on to exploring how we can use this in developing our practice in balance postures including Vrikshasana (tree), Ardha Chandrasana (half moon), Garudasana (eagle), Parivritta Ardha  Chandrasana (reverse half moon) and Bakasana (crow). This will be done through partner work and use of props.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE E MAIL IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR NAME ADDED TO OUR WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION. 

DATE: Saturday 30th March 2019

TIME: 10:30 - 1:30

COST: £25 ( Studio m/bers 10% discount )

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