“A good marriage between the left and right side is what we are looking for - not symmetry.” – Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains.
"Symmetry and balance are very different. Symmetry is man-made. Balance is all that we find in nature, but it's not symmetrical." - Leslie Kaminoff, author of Yoga Anatomy.
Our bodies may seem symmetrical from the outside, but as soon as you look under the skin, you realise that they are not. Our nervous system doesn’t work symmetrically either. So, as yoga practitioners, why do we put so much emphasis on balance?
Time to re-think symmetry.
This workshop will unfold in three phases:
Meditation: we will explore a modified version of a Buddhist practice called Metta Bhavana, to allow ourselves to relate to our bodies without blame or frustration but with genuine interest.
Exploration phase: We will use breath, mindful movement and postures to explore our “felt sense”, cultivating a deep connection to our bodies to become more aware of our unique imbalances.
Asana practice: After our exploration, we will move, taking into account our discoveries, working with postures to address our unique needs towards a more harmonious marriage between the left and the right side.
You’ll leave with a deeper understanding and knowledge of your own body and how to work with it. You’ll feel more empowered to move in a way that suits your own anatomy and use this knowledge as you practise in class or at home.
This workshop is for everyone, beginners included. It is not intended to diagnose but to explore the subtlety of your own unique body.
Early bird (£25) rate till 22 June (instead of £30). Book on the triyoga website!