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Foundation for hip open & forward bend Workshop with Gandhi
October 25, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - November 1, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
Date and Time:
Oct 25, 2020 (Sunday) @3:30 – 5:30 PM (2 hours)
Nov 1, 2020 (Sunday) @3-5PM (2 hours)
Price: HKD 450
The forward bend asanas or postures have a massaging action on the organs in the upper body. Forward bends open up your back, promote total exhalation of air from the lungs by compressing the chest and also help to calm down your mind. The forward bending asanas or postures bend the back to the shape it was when the body was in the womb (called the primary curve). This makes some space between the spinal vertebrae improving circulation around it. The nerves from all the different organs in the body pass through the spinal cord. Creating length and space in the spine counteracts compression and bending forward to look inward can promote introspection.
The forward bend poses give an internal massage as well as they improve the circulation to the various organs like the abdomen, pancreas, liver, intestines and kidneys. They also help to lengthen and strengthen the hamstrings, the inner leg muscles, make the back muscles more supple and boost leg and knee strength. Forward bend poses help balance the air in the body. This has beneficial effects on digestion, body temperature, menstruation, childbirth, etc.
Yet forward bends can also be a challenge to many people, especially those with tight hamstrings. Common physical conditions, such as overstretched back muscles and rounded shoulders (most likely from sitting in front of a computer for hours) can be improved with forward bending poses. Yoga can help us dissolve patterns helping us to discover new ease in our forward bends.
Forward bends are not about how deep you can go but rather how deeply you can release. There’s no need to struggle, or force the body to get into a position it’s not ready for. Instead, surrender to the present moment, notice the experience, and settle into the breath.
Forward bend pose:
- Eka paths sirasana
- upavistakonasana ( side split)
- Angusta pachimotanasana
Why are hip openers important? Maintaining flexibility and stability in the hip joints is crucial for lower-back health.
Tight hips are a common conditions these days. This is mostly because we sit in chairs for long periods of time and seldom sit in hip opening positions like squats or cross legged position in our daily life.
Tight hips restricts the ability to get into difficult poses, such as the Wheel Pose. When the hips are very tight the load on the spine is increased and causes it to be overused, which can lead to misalignments in the spine or spinal injury.
Hip is also a storage ground for negative feelings and pent-up emotions, especially ones related to control in our lives. Hence, Hip-opening can also create energetic shift in our mind and make room for new ideas and new pathways in life.
Working on opening your hips will help you to:
- loosen tight hips
- improve your range of motion
- improve circulation
- alleviate back pain
- release stuck emotions.
- balance your kidneys
- let your energy flow freely.
- stimulate your creativity
- make room for new ideas
Yoga touched me at the age of twelve. The art and the inner power that it generates attracted and inspired me to practice. Years from then, these things still motivate me to practice and teach yoga. This aspiration and the support of my family members who are also yoga practitioners have helped me gain an extensive record of achievements in yoga competitions, a solid foundation on teaching skills from Internationally renowned yoga teacher training Institutions and 14 years of teaching experience in India, China and Hong Kong. I feel fortunate for having taken yoga as my career and for having the ability to strengthen people’s body, breath and mind through simple and advanced yogic practices.
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