A Journey Through the Lower Body: Get to Grips with your “Core”

With Laurent Roure
12 May 2019, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25 earlybird until 5 May, £30 thereafter

Following his previous workshop ‘Move Better, Breathe Better: Freeing the Upper Body’, Laurent invites you to follow him on a journey through the lower body.

This two hour, multi-layered yoga workshop will help us to explore and discover the area that we call the lower body. It will have a particular focus on the roles and the multiple functions of the psoas muscle, the diaphragm and what we call in many physical fitness classes the ‘core’.

This workshop is not simply about giving you a six pack, instead it is a holistic practice which will look at the different ways the above muscles influence our health, our body, our breathing, our energies and our physical practice. Furthermore, we will interrogate how they connect and work together to help us feel strong and balanced in our bodies.

We will learn about how they are key in stabilising and supporting the spine, how they are the initiators of movements like walking, running and dancing. We will begin to understand how relaxing them can enhance our diaphragmatic breathing and consequently balance our nervous system and influence our moods.

Through simple movements, classic yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditative visualisations, you will learn to find, release, strengthen, balance and activate those centering muscles for a well-supported lower body, spine and pelvis.

Getting to grip with your inner core is to find a real sense of support and our strong foundation for our yoga practice and for our daily life.

Eligibility

Open to all

Capacity

28