Pelvic Balance – and why it’s so important
Join Catherine Annis on this Scaravelli yoga pelvis workshop where we will look at and how this stucture effects us in yoga - Oxford, Sept 2019
Have you ever wondered why one side of your body is easier to access than the other in your yoga practice? Or why some “hip openers” are more challenging than others?
It’s all related to the balance of your pelvis, and how the web of ligaments, tendons and muscle tissues in this key area work together to support and connect your hips, lower back and legs.
Join Catherine for this practical yoga pelvis workshop to explore how yoga can help balance your pelvis and discover:
∗ how fixations in the pelvis can affect our entire body
∗ why not all hips need opening (and why stability is helpful)
∗ the effect of pelvic balance on your sacro-iliac joints
∗ why you shouldn’t tuck your tailbone (and why you should!)
∗ that pelvic balance goes far beyond pelvic floor exercises
∗ how relaxing your pelvis can help relieve lower back issues
∗ how to balance your pelvis from all angles
Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that benefits everyone. Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels, from beginners to those with many years of experience. Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.
It uses the breath and gravity to allow the spine to unfold like a wave, allowing the uninhibited opening and energising of the whole body. As Vanda explains in the opening page of her book “Awakening the Spine”:
“There is a division in the centre of our back, where the spine moves simultaneously in two opposite directions: from the waist down towards the legs and the feet, which are pulled by gravity, and from the waist upwards, through the top of the head, lifting us up freely”.
Vanda’s teachings are miraculously simple. She encouraged her students to do less, feel more. To unwind, release unnecessary tension, and begin to simply be. “You must only undo. The more you undo, the more you are and the more things come to you. Don’t try to become; you are.”