Backbending asanas are the gateway into the heart chakra (anahata). When this center is open there is a natural sense of union with everyone and everything, dispelling separation, fear and duality. Bending the spine backward is one of the six directions the spine can move. Backbending postures and forward bends compliment each other, balancing the front (lunar) of the body with the back (solar) of the body. This workshop offers a sequence of preparatory poses to create a safe, appropriate environment for the expression of beautiful backbends. A heart centered Hatha Yoga practice.
Marcia Galleher, E-RYT 500, instructor for 24 years, offers intuitive based teaching rooted in Hatha Yoga. After many years living and teaching in southern Arizona, she and her family moved to the Big Island in 2015. Now an instructor at Kalani, Marcia teaches Integral Hatha Yoga on the weekly schedule. She emphasizes inner awareness, the mind/body unity, breathing and the subtle anatomy in a meditative asana flow.
Location: Kalani. OV25 Studio
Admission: $30 Guests, $20 Kama’aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected]. You may also contact our Guest Services team at 808-965-7828 to register. Walk-ins welcome.