If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream. 🧘🏻♂️
Gym training has its place, but slowing down and working all those smaller stabiliser muscles and connective tissues, that don’t get a look in when you work more dynamically, will mean that your body is more in balance and you’ll be less at risk of injuries and they’ll be less wear and tear on your joints.
Paws for thought, like our super strong YR yogi, @memzthevaper in his up dog, & feel the benefits of opening your chest, strengthening & lengthening the spine, abdominal muscles, wrists & arms. 💪🏼🔥🤩
Our Head Below Heart Inversions workshop is this Sunday from 2pm-4pm!
This workshop is for you if you want to ease some fears and build confidence in working towards some slightly more challenging inversion poses. Achieving the perfect 'peak pose' should never be the aim in your practice and it should always be about working towards progressing in your own goals and within your own body's limits.
So what are these benefits of having your head below your heart?
* Improved mental function, including concentration, memory and processing abilities. On top of that, staying upside down requires us practicing staying focussed.
*Boosts our immune systems. Getting upside-down allows lymph to more easily travel into the respiratory system, where many of the toxins enter the body.
*Blood gets reoxygenated in the respiritory system, so this allows for better uptake of oxygen into the blood and may also lower your heart rate and help you feel more balanced and calm.
*Poses that invert the body may increase alertness and reduce fatigue, by increasing oxygen and nutrient uptake in cells and releasing endorphins such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, that increase attention and improve mood.
* Inversion asanas require great mind-body awareness and strength to hold the body in a stretched position against the force of gravity, which will increase muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility over time. Each pose uniquely targets different muscle groups, allowing for greater overall limb flexibility, range of motion, and strength in all age groups.
*Many yogis say that inversion yoga has brought them a sense of humility, patience, and perseverance, as most people need time and practice to perform them properly but when they do, its a great confidence boost!
* It's fun to get in touch with your inner child & to be lighthearted and also a great reminder that if you fall down, all you need to do is get back up again!
To book, just select the workshop from our timetable page! 💪😊