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MARK ROBBERDS: Hip Opening – Leg Behind The Head Focus

Saturday 4th December | 8.00 am UK | 1.30 pm India | 4.00 pm Bali

2 hours | 14 day replay | Recording available

The focus of this workshop is hip-opening specifically in relation to building up to leg behind head (Eka Pada Sirsasana). This posture presents an obstacle in the middle of Intermediate Series, or at least a struggle to make comfortable for many of us.

Unfortunately, however, it doesn’t go away either. Instead, we keep building upon this fundamental opening. So its’ as well to get your foundations as steady and sound as possible in this first meeting with the basic principle.

However, some might say, we are not quite fully equipped for the meeting – or at least our hips aren’t! Therefore, in this workshop Mark will breakdown what is often a kind of shorthand. We find in the ashtanga practice to bite-sized chunks of particular technique. This helps to assimilate and benefit from all the hip work that actually lies hidden (often), before this particular challenge.

He will discuss the four different types of flexibility we possess. Dynamic active/passive and static active/passive), and how they relate to and may guide our approach. This will segway into a discussion of isometric stretching techniques (antagonist/agonist), as well as explanation of pnf, pails’ and rails’.  All culminateing in a brief hip-opening sequence putting these ideas into play. Finally, arriving at our eka pada sirsasana in a hopefully fresh and deeper manner.

Mark Robberds

Mark has been a devoted student of yoga since 1997, and has been fortunate enough to learn from many of the world’s great masters. In 2010 he became one of the few students worldwide to be Certified in the Ashtanga Method.

Forever a student, he has been expanding his knowledge and skill set since 2014 when he began learning from Ido Portal, which he still continues to this day. He has also been the student of handbalancing masters Miguel Sant’ana and Yuval Ayalon since 2015.

In his teaching he attempts to integrate his own experience with the ancient wisdom of the yoga tradition, the modern day movement approach and latest evidence based science, as a way to help each individual reach their own full potential.

If you can’t attend live simply book the workshop and you will automatically receive an email with a link to the recording which is live for 14 days.

Cost €30 approx £25 | $36

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