Friday Intensive Workshop Focusing on Backbends
As this session is 2.5 hours long, we can spend a little more time preparing for the balancing poses by opening into the hips and by focussing on the actions required to help enter more easily into the arm balance poses.
Balancing Asanas require a degree of mental absorption so that we become more able to physically and mentally “balance” our efforts and our energy which then decreases the emphasis on the physical arm work and helps to distribute our attention more evenly throughout.
Some students may use blocks for certain postures in this sequence, but this aim here is more about finding the actions which will bring you to be able to lift up and balance on the arms.
We move into a few backbend poses towards the end of the session, as these Asana help to even out the work of the spine, going from convex to concave extensions.
The session finishes with poses to help cool the body and the brain, so that despite the challenges involved in these Asanas you can complete the class feeling quiet and refreshed.