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Yoga Hippie Studio and School

Inversions Workshop for the Beginner (all ages - Donation based)

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Inversions Workshop for the Beginner (all ages - Donation based)

Time & Location

May 07, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Yoga Hippie Studio and School, 713 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA

About the Event

This workshop will start with a 25-minute flow followed by inversion drills. We will also work on different transitions into and out of handstand and various yoga poses.

We will start at the wall and learn how to fall safely.

● Learn proper techniques to hold handstand ● Training drills for strengthening muscles for handstands ● Learn different flexibility drills for hand balancing ● Learn how to transition into and out of arm balances and handstands

Benefits:

1. IMPROVE CIRCULATION IN THE BODY:

Work smarter, not harder! Use gravity to provide the brain with more oxygen and blood, thus improving mental function, including concentration, memory and processing abilities.

2. INCREASE IMMUNITY AND PREVENT ILLNESS:

The lymphatic system is a key player in keeping the body healthy. As lymph moves through the body it picks up toxins and bacteria to be eliminated by the lymph nodes. Because lymph moves as a result of muscle contractions and gravity, getting upside-down allows lymph to more easily travel into the respiratory system, where many of the toxins enter the body.

3. ENERGIZE:

Feeling that 3pm slump coming on? Get upside-down! Heating inversions such as Handstand, Headstand and Forearm Balance get more blood moving to the brain, which results not only in physical invigoration but mental revitalization as well.

4. RELAX:

While the heating inversions energize, inversions of the cooling type (Shoulder Stand and Legs Up the Wall) work to calm the nervous system, thereby activating the parasympathetic nervous system and producing feelings of balance and calm.

5. IMPROVE BALANCE:

Up the ante! Once you’ve mastered balancing on one or two legs, the obvious next step is finding equanimity on hands and head.

6. INCREASE CORE STRENGTH:

Of course inversions don’t just work your arms or legs — they’re total-body toners.

7. BUILD CONFIDENCE:

While that first kick up into Handstand might induce varying levels of trepidation, once we “get it,” things like that upcoming job interview suddenly don’t seem as daunting.

8. STAY HUMBLE:

And before we “get it,” those many attempts remind us of how much more we have to learn, and how truly it is about the journey, not simply the destination.

9. LITERALLY GIVE US A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE:

As we become accustomed to reacting to our world in a predictable way, inversions teach us through both physical example and metaphor that there is always another way to approach the situation/person/problem.

10. INVERSION YOGA POSES ARE FUN:

Inversions reintroduce us to our inner child and remind us that though yoga is a contemplative endeavor in many ways, the asana practice is also a time to be playful and lighthearted!

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