There was a time, not really that long ago, when my pair of ice skates felt more comfortable to me than anything. When waking up early I found myself on the ice at a local arena, not on my yoga mat. When jumping into the air off the ice and spinning faster than you can imagine was more natural to me than walking up stairs. There were many years when performing and competing as a figure skater drove me more than meditation or yogic self-inquiry. Barefoot back then would have felt naked; now it's the daily uniform.Read more >>
Slumping to Soaring: Skills for Arm Balances and Inversions - February 28, 2015 - Namaskar Yoga - 3946 N Southport - 1-3pm
The afternoon is often a time when the energy of body and mind go through a major downturn! The afternoon can also bring on a foggy brain, slouchy posture, unclear sight, and usually at least a yawn or two. Learn the approaches and practices to inverting and arm balancing from Forrest Yoga to harness the energy of your afternoon and take it from slumping to soaring. This is an all-levels workshop and variations of every arm balance and inversion will be provided so everyone can access the energy lifting power of these poses no matter their physical abilities. Specific shoulder activation methods and neck releasing exercises will help you leave feeling clearer, more upright, and full of energy. You will need a block and strap for this practice. Register and learn more at www.namaskaryoga.com.