Short Course #1 for Abdomen More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate) Incl. FREE Session on Breath Experience in the Abdomen

2,693.00 for 1 month

A series of classes exploring the varied connections to and from the abdominal region.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, shoulders, arms, forward bends, forward extensions, favorite, supta padangusthasana3, parsvottanasana, utkatasana, caturanga dandasana, chaturanga dandasana, supta padangusthasana1, adhomukha svanasana, urdhva prasarita padasana, urdhva hasta dandasana, utthita hasta padangusthasana, supta padangusthasana1, supta padangusthasana2, parsvottanasana, Navasana, Jathara parivartasana, uddiyana kriya, uddiyana region, samana region, supta virasana, supta baddhakonasana, setubandha sarvangasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana.



The role of the abdominal area in asana and pranayama practice is much more varied, complex, and interesting, than it is in the more conventional physical exercises.  This area is rich with  musculature, organs, nerve plexi, and the more esoteric control centres.  It is recognised not just a ‘structural’ component whose musculature needs to be kept toned, but also an important physiological, endocrine, nervous and emotional centre.  When a practitioner further moves on to pranayama practices, the abdominal area is regarded as a more important locus for the breath than the heart/ lung (chest) area.   Any component that is so important, is also very sensitive, and imbalances can creep in easily.   In our practice we have to balance the ‘firming’ and ‘strengthening’ aspects with the ‘quietening’, ‘softening’ and  ‘deflating’ actions in the abdominal area.  The word ‘Core’ takes on a completely different meaning here!

In this series of asana classes, we explore these connections from various perspectives.  This Short Course includes a FREE recording on Breath with focus on the abdominal region.

Part1: Abdominal Engagement and a Healthy Back (Level Exp Beg, Intermediate)

Part2 – Front and Back Bodies are Parallel

Part 3 – Abdomen in Forward Extensions

Part 4 – Abdominal Focus in Twistings

Part 5 – Steady and Dynamic Abdominals

Part 6 – A Short burst of Abdominal Actions

Part 7 – Relief from Abdominal Heaviness (Level Intermediate)

Part 8 – Experience of the Breath in the Abdomen (FREE Recording)