Sun, 22 May 2022
Our abdominal wall is formed by a complex, multi-layered set of muscles that connect the ribs and the pelvis. Together they stabilise the spinal column, they help with flexing the trunk and they tense and compress the abdominal organs when necessary. They are key to building stability in the body, also contributing to the lift of the trunk needed to stand or sit tall against the downward pull of gravity. They assist in many essential healthy body functions such as deep breathing, forced inhalation and exhalation, coughing, urinating, emptying our bowels, vomiting, giving birth, running, and high-intensity sports. In fact, they are involved whenever we use our arms and legs - so pretty much all the time - and, for many actions, a toned abdominal wall is vital for healthy functioning. In Iyengar yoga, standing poses and inversions are initially used to systematically strengthen and tone this area, so that the smaller muscles can then be developed and integrated for balanced and safe actions. In this workshop we look at various ways to develop awareness needed for abdominal movement, strength, and support. This online workshop with Pascale Vacher is taking place online via Zoom. It is open to all Iyengar yoga students with at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience (or equivalent). Please ask if unsure.
All workshop fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us.
You can cancel your booking any time up to 48 hours before the event and get a refund (minus £5 admin charge).