Workshops & Courses
Move Better, Breathe Better: Freeing The Upper Body
With Laurent Roure
17 February 2019, 14:00–16:00
£25 earlybird until 10 Feb, £30 thereafter
The upper body is a vital part of our physiology, it carries and protects the organs that are essential for our survival. Within the upper body, we find not just the heart and the lungs, but the brain - and thus it is vital that we take proper care of it. Keeping these organs healthy is of utmost importance for a comfortable and joyful life.
Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle contributes to illnesses, ailments and discomfort often without us realising it. Sedentary jobs and lack of exercise create stiffness, poor blood circulation and consequently, the body and mind is subject to anxiety, stress and lack of sleep. By getting the upper body moving we can free tension and restrictions and help us to ensure that every part of us gets its share of life-giving oxygen to keep us in optimum health.
During this workshop, we will explore different ways to open and stimulate the upper body with techniques coming from classical yoga with asanas and pranayama, but also from other methods to give you a wide variety of techniques with which to let the upper body reclaim its freedom. The workshop will also consist of simple movements that you can repeat at home in your own time, in order to make sure you continue to feel the benefits.
We will learn to cleanse and expand our lungs to enable easier, more nourishing breathing. We will also release and strengthen the respiratory muscles, open the joints and calm the nervous system to create a more fluid and lighter breathing action to facilitate better health.
Most importantly, this workshop is the perfect place for self-discovery: you will be able to learn about your limitations and weaknesses but also your strengths and abilities. This will help you move forward in your practice. Laurent will be fastidiously supervising you and guiding you through this journey.
Better movement and better breathing are linked together and when achieved, will enhance your well-being and your life in ways you can only begin to imagine. Move your upper body, and set your breath free.
Suitable for all levels