The Spine as an Organ of Breath
Our spine is a spectacular piece of engineering.
With 33 interlocking bones, 24 moving vertebrae and 139 synovial joints, it has an amazing capacity to respond and react to our every movement. In yoga our spine is at the heart of our practice – it’s a constant element in each pose, providing, as one of the central nadis – both the channel for our breath and the anatomical focus as our midline. It is both the physical and psychological centre of ourselves.
During this practical yoga workshop we’ll learn more about:
∗ The anatomy of the spine
∗ Its role as housing and protector of the central nervous system
∗ How the spine responds to movement
∗ The delicate articulations which occur during each breath
Finally, we’ll explore the central question:
Does the spine respond to the movement of the breath? Or is the flow of the breath initiated by the movement of the spine itself?
Join Catherine for a day of subtle yet deep and absorbing explorations, in which we increase our awareness and understanding of breath and spine, and how together they form the heart of our yoga practice.
White Horse Yoga Centre is one of only a handful of purpose built yoga studios in the county.
Situated just below the millennium chalk white horse on Roundway Hill in Devizes the Centre benefits from an 80 square metre studio with under floor heating and wooden floor. Windows overlook a sunny southern aspect yoga garden with fields, horses and stables beyond. The Centre has its own free parking.
From Devizes Centre
Follow London Road towards Swindon. At the roundabout with B&Q on the right, turn left onto Hopton Industrial Estate. Bear sharp right (Carpet Warehouse on right) and follow the road. As you pass WTTL on your left, turn left (signed Roundway Hill Business Centre). Turn left at Wiltshire Concrete and follow the road as it goes out past the White Horse. As you approach Roundway Hill Business Centre look to your left. White Horse Yoga Centre is part of the long new building. Turn towards the building and parking is at the front.
From Beckhampton/Swindon (A361)
As you approach Devizes turn right onto Hopton Industrial Estate. At T- junction turn left (signed Household Recycling Centre). Follow the road. Almost immediately after the Household Recycling Centre turn right (signed Roundway Hill Business Centre). Turn left at Wiltshire Concrete and follow the road as it goes out past the White Horse. As you approach Roundway Hill Business Centre look to your left. White Horse Yoga Centre is part of the long new building. Turn towards the building and parking is at the front.
Entry to Roundway Hill Business Park is via Hopton Industrial Estate and not Folly Road.
White Horse Yoga Centre
Roundway Hill Business Centre
Tel: 01380 816844
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