Sweden, Ahus Finest Yoga
August 30th – September 1st, 2019
Friday 30th – 18.00-20.00
Intro workshop: ‘The inner stretch’
Learn the ‘hidden face of Yoga’ in working with a subtle sense of force through an inward-direction instead of simply ‘pushing’. For many, the feedback on this module is that it’s a truly revelational look at what we are doing from a wholly different viewpoint. Injuries can be now allowed to heal and a fresh source of development can be accessed.
We will approach a number of famously positions, but all from a dynamic new-angle, in order to understand how to work with lengthening and strengthening muscles, rather than over-stretching ligaments and tendons, which leads to destabilising our joints. Applying this new approach, students are guaranteed safer and more long-lasting results with their practice.
Led Class – an informative look at the Primary Series relevant to advanced as well as beginners. Clear and precise suggestions will be given as well as the surprising information that not all forward-bends are made or meant to be the same.
Backbends are never easy, but there are certainly ways in which we can make them better for ourselves. Namely – use the legs; it’s 70% leg work!
We will make our way through methodically from a unique look at the most fundamental backbend we ever do, Upward-Dog, to finally arrive at a natural and free expression of urdhva-dhanurasana (‘the wheel’).
Just for fun, we will also look at a few backbends in the intermediate-series too, so as to give a better idea of the basic-principles as we move forward. Funnily enough they are actually a good warm-up for the last hurdle of Primary. If this is not enough, a couple of very effective ‘extra’ stretches will be clearly explained; quick things you can do outside The Practise that can really help.
Sunday 1st Sept
0800-11.00 Mysore Class
Closing workshop: pranayama and Q&A
A basic intro to breathing more profoundly and a little practice of a simple breathing technique together. It’s surprising how breath is actually a mechanical technique that involves a skilled, very physical approach, that even leads to core-strength.
This is followed by a led-discussion on how we might use Yoga more widely as an orientation and lifestyle to benefit the rest of life ‘off the mat’.
We will chat about obstacles, physical, psychological, and emotional, and see if we can figure-out together possible solutions in sharing together guided by what is said about our endeavour in important texts from the East and West.