Backbends are one of the fantastic poses of yoga as we so rarely use our spine in its full range of motion in our daily life. Using each of our joints in their full ROM helps us to warm and lubricate the area, create balance in the body and find optimal health. Backbends also apply a squeeze and soak method to our vertebral discs which are avascular (no blood supply) which provides a healthy flow of blood to the area providing oxygen and nutrients essential for our health and healing. There is also the beautiful squeeze and soak on our kidneys and adrenal glands, especially lovely this time of year when we are a little dehydrated from Summer. And you know I could go on! On an emotional/spiritual level backbends teach us to open our hearts and to find great strength in vulnerability. These workshops are designed to inform you of alignment and safety in practice and not just about getting into the coolest looking backbends so there will be options suitable for all ages and abilities as well as injuries so come one, come all!
Includes the juice/smoothie of the day! Either available as a take away or stay on in the garden for a chat with Ella (the studio dog) and myself :)