Standing poses build a strong foundation for the positive, grounding effects of any well-balanced asana sequence. They help us cultivate steadiness, strength, and courage, which in turn prepares us for every other type of pose.
Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity and good fortune) is the embodiment of contentment and possibility. Her story invites us to approach life from a perspective of fulfillment and abundance. Backbends can help us access this inspiration in practice, so that we can feel our inherent fullness and cultivate an open heart.
This two-hour workshop will teach you how to stabilize your shoulders, strengthen your lower body, and use your breath to fill your upper body as you move toward a powerful apex pose: full wheel (urdhva dhanurasana).