Inversions workshop - Blanche Thompson

19 October 2019

It’s said that turning yourself upside down will get the fountain of youth flowing inside you. When we go upside down we ignite our seventh chakra, sahasrara chakra or crown chakra, where it is said that amrita, the ‘nectar of immortality’ is held, and it naturally flows through our bodies over the course of our lives. Because of this, it’s thought that going upside down keeps our amrita at our crown chakra, preserving it and therefore allowing us to live longer.

Inversions are asanas in yoga that take you upside down. They bring the hips higher than the heart and the heart higher than the head; they are an integral part of a yoga practice. Scientifically, it has been proven to be quite advantageous for cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems.

When we turn upside down, we give our hearts a few moments of rest. Our hearts work very hard for us throughout the day. They’ve got to pump freshly oxygenated blood upwards to our brains and that takes a lot of effort. However, when we invert ourselves, the blood flows more easily toward our hearts and heads, allowing the heart to take a break and provides a natural brain boost.

Inversions test our balance in a much different way than when we’re standing on one or both feet. When we balance upside down, it creates an entirely new dimension. It literally flips our perspective upside down.

We’re surrounded by notions of right and wrong in this life. But inversions teach us to look at things from a different perspective.

Inversions are fun! 

 

This workshop is aimed at those starting out to do inversions and include preparatory and the use of props to support you getting upside down.

 

Places will be limited so please book early to secure your place.

 

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019

Time: 10:30 - 1:30

Cost: £25 ( Studio members 10% discount )

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