Pigeon pose is one of yoga's most effective asanas when it comes to unraveling the hips, a complex cluster of big bone, thick muscle, wiry tendon and strong ligament. Easing tension in the hip socket where stress pools can be very satisfying on both a physical and emotional level. This workshop -- at Down to Earth in Tufnell Park -- will explore the many variations of pigeon, and we will practice them all from the quiet forward folding Eka Pada Rajokapotasana to the arm balance Galvasana, offering and taking modifications wherever necessary.
Pigeon pose is one of yoga’s most effective asanas when it comes to unraveling the hips, a complex cluster of big bone, thick muscle, wiry tendon and strong ligament. Easing tension in the hip socket where stress pools can be very satisfying both on a physical and emotional level.
This workshop will explore the many variations of Pigeon, which are about as numerous as the birds themselves populating Trafalgar Square. We will practice them all from the quiet forward folding Eka Pada Rajokaptasana to the dynamic arm balance Galavasana and even the backbend Kapotasana, taking modifications as and when necessary.
You will learn:
- How the pelvis is the central hub of movement
- How to more keenly observe -- and detach yourself from -- the sensations that arise as you unlock the hips
- How to align yourself better by stabilising the pelvis before expanding the upper body away from it
- What props to use to assist yourself to maintain alignment and be more comfortable in your effort
For 15 years Genny has practiced yoga, most of it daily with Hamish Hendry who has taught her all of Ashtanga’s Primary, Second and Third Series. Never naturally flexible in the hip, she appreciates the difficulties these postures pose both physically and mentally. Genny, a former journalist, writes regularly on the state of contemporary yoga, and is pursuing her M.A. from SOAS in Traditions of Yoga and Mediation.
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Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic form of yoga that links postures in a continuous, moving stream of fluid energy that rhythmically ebbs and flows from the quiet of child’s pose to apex postures like handstand.
The “Krama,” or sequence of the postures is synchronised with the breath, each posture linked to the next sequentially and intelligently. When taught properly, the body, the mind and the breath are yoked into one and the practitioner experiences the real joy of yoga practice.
Vinyasa Flow is one of the most popular styles of yoga a studio offers, and yet rarely do you find beginner’s courses that address its fundamentals. Genny Wilkinson-Priest, an experienced Vinyasa Flow teacher, will address not just the fundamentals of the breath and alignment, but also discuss the history of this practice that has its roots in the teachings of legendary yogi Sr. T. Krishnamacharya.
A six week beginner's course beginning June 11, Thursday nights from 8 pm - 9:15 pm. Book here
Yoga is an ancient philosophy and system of practices designed to unite mind and body creating a sense of complete well-being. In this course, you will be introduced to some of the fundamental yoga poses concentrating on healthy alignment and establishing a deeper awareness of your breathing. Instruction in meditation and relaxation techniques will also be given. Some of the many benefits of yoga include: improvement in posture and breathing, increased tone, strength and flexibility, a greater ability to cope with stress and a feeling of calm. This course creates a strong and safe foundation from which you can then investigate the different styles of yoga in any Open and Level One classes.
Click here to sign up to this four-week Beginner's Course starting on Monday June 1 at 6 pm - 7:30 pm at Triyoga in Camden.