Set the scene, you’ve arrived at your yoga class the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Your teacher guides you through a grounding meditation and centreing breath work, maybe a gentle cat cow to warm up the spine and before you know it you’re at the front of your mat waiting in Tadasana (Mountain Pose) before the Sun Salutations begin. Inhale as you softly raise the arms, exhaling you gracefully fold down over your thighs and what comes next can only be described as a blur, a messy transition, some foreign words and the feeling that you’ve just been transported into the washing machine on its spin cycle.
Does this sound familiar to you?
If I’m honest it wasn’t until I completed my yoga teacher training that I truly got to grips with the sun salutations.Previously I’d scan the yoga room seeing everyone swooping and diving from one pose to the next and think “do I really know what I’m doing here.” I always felt a little lost and that feeling of being lost in a group class can be overwheleming. So since my yoga teacher training I’ve been dying to do a workshop focusing on the salutations so that the next time you step into class you can swoop and dive with the best of them.
Here’s what I’ll be covering.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana) aligment
Break down of individual poses
Correct alignment for Chaturanga Dandasana to avoid injury
Correct use of breath
Sun salutation variations to suit different abilities
Sun salutation modifications
Where: Naya Yoga & Pilates www.naya.ae
When: Saturday 28th March 1pm-3pm
How Much: AED150.00