2nd February 2019 11am-5.30pm
Demystifying the Psoas
The psoas muscles are the deepest muscles in our body. They are the link between our spine, diaphragm and legs and act as messengers between our inner selves and the outer world. They are involved in almost every movement we make - walking, running and sitting and provide important pathways for neural messages.
Whilst they are extraordinarily sensitive and responsive, we often find it difficult to consciously feel them, or even know where they are within our bodies. When we’re tired, emotional or have just been overdoing it a bit, they may become unbalanced and tense, potentially causing a wide range of symptoms including lower back pain, stress, postural imbalances and contributing to exhaustion and poor digestion.
Join this workshop to understand more about these most emotional of muscles, and:
· Improve your understanding of the structure and role of the psoas in the body
· Discover the connection between the psoas and the breath
· Learn why you don't need to stretch or actively strengthen your psoas
· Find out how to soothe and release your psoas safely
· Let go of long held tensions which may help relieve lower back pain and improve your psychological well being.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Catherine is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga, and developed the Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training course with Peter Blackaby and Gary Carter.
Originally a professional dancer, Catherine discovered yoga as a teenager and studied various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, before eventually gravitating to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.
Catherine’s daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine. She holds a Masters degree in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage practitioner, and it is this interest in the body which informs and inspires her teaching.
For more information, please visit the website: www.relaxandrelease.co.uk and www.iytt.co.uk
Includes a vegetarian lunch, snacks and herbal teas.