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Balancing Act: Yoga and Movement to Restore Upright Balance

  • Yoga on the Hill 78 Government Street Kittery, ME, 03904 United States (map)

$30
Class size is limited to 10 students, your payment is your registration. A spot will not be saved without payment.

Our ability to move upright on one and two feet define us as the only true bipeds on the planet. However, our culture relies almost exclusively on sitting to define our work and leisure. We take to "exercising" as a way to ameliorate our deconditioned bodies, and while walking, running, cycling and the gym may get our heart rate up,  we still need to work whole-body movements that are found in balancing. Come and take your shoes off, give your feet some attention and try movements from a place of curious play!

This class includes:
Self massage with balls on the feet, ankles, calves and shins to re-awaken the neuro-fascial-muscular system of the lower legs and feet
Basic yoga to re-align with good biomechanics
Solo and partner work to experiment with varying levels of support
Balancing on stable surfaces (the floor), unstable surfaces (balance cushions, bolsters) and elevated stable surfaces (stepping onto a chair, walking on a balance beam) to challenge a whole-body response to balance
Walking over a variety of surfaces (different textures, different stabilities, different elevations) to bring intelligence back to your feet

What you will learn:
How your nervous systems responds to a variety of surfaces
What your feet need to stay supple and responsive
How to integrate movement and dis-integrate sedentary habits
Why remaining strong, stable and resliient is imperative for lifelong health

Open to all consistent yogis with a year or more of practice. This class is NOT appropriate for anyone with acute, currently painful lower body injuries. This class will NOT be helpful to those who suffer balance issues due to vertigo, vestibular issues, or dizziness, unless those symptoms are currently controlled and you are cleared for exercise by a physician.

 

 

Earlier Event: May 5
Class with Kofi Busia
Later Event: June 7
Yoga in the Park