**Surya Namascar to welcome in the new year **
It’s the start of a new year and the days are beginning to gradually get a little longer. So why not welcome in the new year with a workshop that focusses on saluting the new year sun!
Surya Namasascaras, begin all of the Ashtanga sequences and are the backbone of the practice. All of the linking vinyasa sequences are based on the sun salutations, and you thought they were just a warm up !!
Well, they do make a good warm up and they are a good gauge of how you might be feeling on any given day, but they are much more than this. The Surya Namascars are often just thought of as those beginning postures that you do to wake you up, often we practice them without much thought or attention and dismiss them as the “easy beginning postures” but practiced badly they will set you up for injury, and practiced properly they will realign your body between the postures.
In this workshop we will take a look at all of the individual postures that make up the two sun salutations, ending with a half primary practice.
We will look at correct alignment and how to manage the postures to ensure longevity of practice. There are about 60 linking vinyasas in the primary series so it is important to get the alignment right.
We will begin the workshop by looking how the eight limbs of yoga can be brought into the Ashtanga practice, and the importance of the vinyasa count . Taking a look at bandhas and breath and how to link the two together.
Then we will take a look at Surya Namascar A, concentrating on each of the postures in turn, looking at correct alignment, the vinyasa count, and technique for jumping back and floating forwards. Then we will do the same for Surya Namascar B, and from this we can see how this sun salutation forms the basis of the warrior sequence at the end of the standing postures. In fact both sun salutations involve techniques that will help with many of the postures that come throughout the primary series.
We will finish the workshop with a half primary series practice, incorporating all that we have learned into the vinyasas in between the postures.
So there really is a lot more to these beginning postures than just warming up!
This workshop is suitable for all levels of practitioner from complete beginner to advanced practitioners.
6th January 2019
9:30am – 12pm
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ASHTANGA YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP
with Tim Feldmann
8th to 10th February 2019
Yoga Manchester are beyond thrilled to host Tim Feldmann for his first ever solo workshop in Manchester.Tim is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method.
A weekend NOT to be missed.
7pm to 9pm... Breath & Bandhas in Asana + Q&A
9.30am to 11.30am... Detaining the Primary Series
12.30pm to 2.30pm... Technique session
3.30pm to 5.00pm... Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga
10.00am to 12.00pm... Primary Series led class
1.00pm to 3.00pm...Technique session - Opening up the back for deeper back bending
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