Saturday 10am-1230pm; Moksha Riverwest. What is it? An approachable on-road to backbends for beginners as well as seasoned teachers.
How can it be for such differently skilled practitioners?
The movements are fundamental; they underlie more complex backbends. Teachers can refresh their knowledge of backbend variations while practicing quite deeply.
It's 2.5 hours long, can I do yoga that long?
Yes. The pace is different than 90 min. classes. Rest and demonstrations will accompany new moves.
...By meeting yourself in the place where you feel unmet, something new and powerful happens. Something so simple yet so radical: You start to inhabit yourself. You reinhabit your...heart and bring it back to life” (81-2). from Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood
Often in yoga “opening your heart” is described in terms of surrender. In Forrest Yoga, we consider the process essential to restoring one’s connection to vitality and resilience. This process is necessitated by previous, often historically rooted, protective acts. The intelligence in these protective acts was to preserve the organism from overwhelm or death. In the process of examining those shields in this backbending class, we will explore areas around the heart including the chest, shoulders, upper back, and ribs. We will inquire if those protective patterns continue to serve your highest Good. Take-aways include finding ways to change your habitual life patterns to assist in your personal evolution.