Join Melanie Saraswati Takahashi, PhD, RYT-500, a dedicated practitioner of meditation and Yoga and serves as head of teachers at the Integral Yoga Institute for this online workshop. The core is the foundation upon which all movement is based and stability maintained at both the physical and energetic levels. Almost every Yoga pose involves the core in some way and a strong core can facilitate one’s Yoga practice in improving balance, stabilizing the spine, and preventing injury. At a more subtle level, It can also cultivate a greater sense of centeredness, emotional strength and wellbeing. Many people have an aversion to core exercises and automatically associate core strengthening with sit-ups, crunches and leg lifts.
This workshop will explore the various ways one can include core strengthening into a home practice that is safe, accessible and even fun. Participants will gain a greater awareness of the core muscles and how something as simple as shifting one’s awareness in a familiar pose, incorporating the breath, extending the hold, or altering the transition coming in and out of familiar poses can strengthen core muscles in an easeful way that can yield noticeable results overtime, while still feeling like Yoga.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels and participants will need a mat, and comfortable clothing conducive to Hatha. More info and registration here.