Back to Backbends 2.0
Have you ever noticed how much you’re cringing your facial muscles, neck and lower back (not to mention retaining your breath too) every time you’re back bending? If you can relate to this, then perhaps it’s about time to reassess the methods of backbending.
Backbends are an opportunity for us to work at a deeper level with our spine, to bring more flexibility , strength and opening into our entire structural support system. It allows us to tap into and acknowledge our vulnerabilities, release and let go of any emotional blocks that may have been holding us back from our truest potential.
In this version 2.0 workshop, we will learn how to safely get in to and out of the classical Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose), whilst having fun exploring its variations towards the end of the workshop. We will learn to integrate the different part of the muscles responsible for a safe and strong backbends. Starting with simple foundational asanas, we will teach you the important but usually overlooked details on how to access the upper back, as well as how to open the front of the body with care. We will then build on these basics to take you deeper into your backbends.
We will wrap up the session with a relaxing sound healing session, followed by a rejuvenating smoothie, leaving your heart content and fulfilled ❤
This workshop is suitable for all levels, though prior exposure to yoga practice (of any type) would be an advantage.
Details of the workshop:
Saturday 22 Feb 2020
Damai Studio & Cafe
3:30 – 6:00 pm
For bookings contact Damai Studio at +6012 814 9100
About the instructor :
Nadiah obtained her yoga teacher certification from one of the most renowned yoga schools, Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India.
Following completion of her training, she started sharing the practice of yoga to all walks of life. Yoga has taught her how powerful it is to be aware of our breaths, how important it is to be and accept our current state of being, be it either in the body, mind and soul. These are the two key elements of yoga Nadiah strives to bring forward, with whoever she shares the practice with. On the physical aspect of yoga practice, she firmly believes in building from the ground up , thereby creating a solid foundation to cultivate strength, flexibility and mobility in the body, before moving on to other things that the practice can offer .
Nadiah was a former engineer who decided to leave the corporate world , to pursue her passion in teaching yoga . She has been a practitioner for 6 years and a teacher for 3 years now – she enjoys every bit of the journey yoga has brought her in.