Workshop led by Diana Buxban
In our life-long yogic practice, we go through hundreds if not thousands of Sun Salutations
When practiced correctly, series of Surya Namaskar can be incredibly powerful medicine, known to help steady the body, centre the mind, and revitalize a vital connection with solar energy within.
This workshop was designed as an exploration of the traditional variations of Sun Salutations A and B, including variations for injuries, pregnancy, and varying degrees of strength or flexibility. The significance of Sun Salutation practice in terms of yogic belief will be touched upon, as well as multiple benefits and potential counterindications.
First part of the session will analyze in detail all basic postures that are part of sun salutations.
Special attention will be given to alignment and integrity of the foundational poses:
- Uttanasana (forward fold)
- Chaturanga Dandasana (four-limbed staff pose)
- Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (upward-facing dog pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward-facing dog pose)
- Utkatasana (chair pose)
- Virabhardasana 1 (warrior 1)
In the second part, transitions between postures will be calibrated in connection with breath, bandas (subtle inner muscular engagement), drishti (movement of eyes in connection with inner focus), and matched with traditional or personalized mantras.
Personal modifications of movements will be offered, and basic anatomy of Sun Salutes will be outlined.
This workshop is suitable equally for beginners and seasoned practitioners, aiming to build personal tools to support a strong independent practice at home or in public classes.
Place is limited for efficient learning
Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
Sunday January 22nd, 2017
Your Investment: $40+hst
Registration: In person, by phone 613-234-7974 or online.