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Workshop: Alignment Flow

Workshop Serie: Alignment Flow Nurture your body, feed your soul Guess what? I will be leading a workshop series together with this beauty at Patrick Broome Yoga Studios in Munich! Verena is not only an amazingly skilled teacher, she is also an adorable human being and together we will rock your world! In our Alignment Flow workshop series we will explore anatomical key points in the body: hips, back, neck & shoulders. In a flowing, yet alignment based practice you will tap into your very own anatomy and learn to speak the language of your body in a way that allows for healthy movement patterns not only in yoga but also everyday life.⠀ 15.9. • Happy Hips • PBY Schwabing • 2:30 – 4:30 PM 28.10. • Balanced Back • PBY City • 12:30 – 2:30 PM 10.11. • Stable Shoulders • PBY Schwabing • 2:30 – 4:30 P Price: Module 39,00 EUR, all Modules 109,00 EUR⠀⠀ For more info and bookings head over to Patrick Broome Yoga.   Advertisements

Workshop: Yoga Basic

Have you always wanted to try yoga but didn’t find the right start yet? Or do you already practice yoga but want to fine tune your knowledge? In our 3-hour Yoga Basic Workshop you will explore the basics of Vinyasa Flow Yoga – from Sun Salutations to the meaning behind chanting “Om”. Vinyasa Flow is a physical, dynamic from of yoga, in which the breath is used to link one yoga posture to another in one fluid movement. We strengthen the muscles, improve endurance, balance and flexibility and close the practice with a meditation as well as final relaxation. There is no prior experience required and it doesn’t matter how fit you are – Yoga is for everybody. This workshop is the perfect introduction to the regular Yoga Basic class at YogaBee on Wednesday evening from 8:00 – 9:15 pm. Date: Sunday, September 16 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Location: YogaBee Price: 50 €

Workshop Series

Workshop Series: Hips, Back & Shoulders In this three part workshop series we will be looking at those areas in the body that often feel tight or at times even painful: the hips, the back and the shoulders. Dynamic strengthening creates stability in the body and gentle stretches soften tensions – both elements at play in our yoga practice foster well-being and health in our body as well as our mind. Part I: Happy Hips In this workshop we will take a look at the biggest joint in the human body: the hips. Being the joint between out lower and upper body, the hips directly affect our spine and especially the lower back. Influenced by our way of life these areas feels often very tight which affects us not only physically, but also mentally: the hips are known to store unprocessed experiences as “body memories”, which often causes tensions and restrictions of movement in the body. We will take a short excursion into the anatomy of the hips before exploring the body in a Vinyasa Flow …

Extended Side Angle Pose

I`m not going to lie… Extended Side Angle Pose aka Utthita Parsvakonasana is a hard one for me! The side stretch is just so deep that I find it hard to revolve my torso and keep my breath even. I usually practice this pose with a block, sometimes at the highest level and as I get warmer and continue to enter the pose throughout the practice I may lower the block, get rid of it or even go for a bind. As always listen to your body, respect the principles of alignment and give your breath priority over a form you wish to achieve. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, heel to arch aligned. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t allow for a shape …

Extended Triangle

When sequencing externally rotated standing poses, we will often enter Extended Triangle aka Utthita Trikonasana after Warrior II, taken that the position of the feet, legs, hips and torso are virtually the same with the difference of a straight front leg and a side stretch of the torso. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, and align your front heel with your back arch. Root down through the back foot and straighten the leg. Keep a microbend in your front knee, align the knee with your second toe and root down through the big toe mound of your front foot. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t allow for a shape where the hips align parrallel, but rather the back hip will come slightly forward. Extend …

Warrior II

After warming up and before getting into neutrally rotated standing poses like Warrior I, where the hips are square, it is a good idea to prepare the body with slightly more approachable externally rotated standing poses like Virabhadrasana II aka Warrior II. Here, we gently open the hips and stretch our ankles, legs, groins, chest and shoulders while we find strength and stamina paired with an even breath. This pose does also a great job in educating us how to keep the pelvis neutral in the transverse plane, so that we don`t dump into our lower back, which becomes crucial for neutrally rotated standing poses like Warrior I. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, heel to arch aligned. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t …

Upward Facing Dog

Low Cobra imprints correct body alignment and builds strength in the muscles along your spine so you can safely enter deeper backbends. Once you have mastered Low Cobra, you may opt for Upward Facing Dog aka Urdvha Mukha Svanasana instead of Low Cobra at times in your Sun Salutations and Vinyasas. How to get into the pose: From Low Cobra, straighten your arms. Make sure, that your wrists are right underneath your shoulders, with your palms and fingers spread wide and the creases of your wrists parallel to the short end of your mat. Root down firmly through the inner edges of your hands as you draw the outer upper arms back. Work the bottom tips of your shoulderblades up and into the chest as you soften the front ribs in. Relax your shoulders away from your neck. You may also bend your elbows slightly to pull your chest through the upper arms to open your heart space before you restraighten the arms. Draw the pit of the abdomen up and in to support your …