Did you ever go to a class where you were asked to go into a headstand, shoulderstand or backbend and you were left thinking “well would like to do this, but I’m not sure how”? Then this workshop can help you on your way to feel more secure and strong going into the king of the Asanas or if this is already in your practice to find more depth and strength in your inversions!
Going upside down is quite simply one of the single best activities that a person can do to ensure mental and physical health. Sri Parobi Jois lists over a page of health benefits for Shirshana (headstand) and Sargasana (shoulderstand). A few of them being; supporting your lymphatic system, energizing and building confidence, improving your balance, building up core strength and focus, releasing your ego and helping you to practice non-attachment which can provide new perspectives.
Backbending is said to open the heart and mind but also has some very concrete benefits. B.K.S. Iyengar recommended back bending as a cure for depression, and suggested using backbends as a holistic alternative for heart patients. When you do a back bend, you stretch the heart you not only relieve tension stored in the muscles but you also allow the body to send off natural pain-killers. Some additional benefits of back bends are countering rounded shoulders, increasing mobility of the spine, improving posture, boosting your mood and relieving stress.
During the workshop the inversions and back bends will be taught step by step so you can build up a stable and secure foundation. Kristin has been practicing inversions ever since she was small and will share her childhood secrets with you!
Come and see the world up-side-down, it might just turn out to be the right side up.