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Introduction to the Bowspring – Workshop Retreat
December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pmZAR2354.00
The Bowspring is a new and exceptional alignment template that can be applied to any yoga pose, athletic movement or functional posture for optimal performance. A unique way of working with the natural curves of the body to improve balance, enhance strength, flexibility and a sense of lightness. Since it positively affects the nervous system and the circulatory system, a student can expect to see better mental focus, emotional clarity and a reduction in stress with regular practice.
This practice is designed to counter postural tendencies which exacerbate muscular imbalance; locking the knees, tucking the pelvis, rounding the spine, collapsing the chest, carrying the arms forward of the spine. This shortens the front body, weakens the gluteus and muscles of the back body, and tends to diminish the natural curvature of the spine. The Bowspring alignment specifically addresses these tendencies.
It recognizes that the body is a curvy, fluid form instead of a solid compressive structure that needs to be stacked in a straight line with gravity, and when we practice The Bowspring with its double-S curve on the back of the body, any position becomes one of readiness, springy and light. The Bowspring is part of Sridaiva (Divine Destiny) which advocates a healthy life style to meet the challenges of our high-tech 21st century world. Over the last three years, the founders of this innovative system, Desi Springer and John Friend, have taught it in almost 100 seminars in 8 countries, and the enthusiasm for this practice just keeps growing and growing.