How to use Chair as an effective yoga prop in your practice - Workshops by Master Mahesh - [ 27th May 2023 ~ 28th May 2023]
How to use the chair as an effective prop in our asana practice. Workshops by Master Mahesh
Date: 27th May – Saturday and 28th May – Sunday – Time: 2.30 – 5.30 pm
About Anahata Yoga Workshop
At Anahata Yoga, we seek to support our students at all stages of their yoga journey. An important element of this support is the regular yoga workshops we conduct. These workshops are designed as focussed sessions covering specific areas of yoga to advance the knowledge and skill development of our yoga students. The workshops represent opportunities for certified teachers to capture continuing education skills, regular yoga practitioners to capture knowledge and skill to develop their practice, or anyone who wants to understand particular aspects of yoga at a deeper level than available in normal yoga class environments. All our Masters have extensive experience and skill, this allows us to cater for all student levels from beginner to long-term practitioners in an interactive, supportive and safe environment.
The workshop will be lead and supported by Anahata Yoga Masters with extensive skill and experience to ensure each student develops in a safe and secure environment. All activities and asanas will be presented and demonstrated in a structured and simple manner to ensure students capture a good understanding of methods and approaches. Each student will develop skills and understanding in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment which will help them to enhance their own practice.
How to use the chair as a prop in our asana practice.
A chair (specifically designed for yoga practice) has been used as a yoga prop for many years, originally for yoga therapy poses for the elderly and people with certain ailments. During yoga classes for corporate executives who are also frequent travellers who wanted a short yoga sequence to practice at work, or the chair was also used for students who could not sit on the floor and to practice gentle stretches, breathing, and meditation techniques.
The chair is becoming increasingly popular as a yoga prop. However, it shouldn’t be used as an exclusive yoga practice sequence. Because the practitioner is limited in their ability to perform poses on their own, especially if they are able to do them without the chair’s assistance,therefore calling a yoga sequence “chair yoga” is not the proper understanding to yoga practice and its benefits.
In this workshop Master Mahesh will give a detailed introduction to the benefits and limits of using chair as a prop for basic, intermediate level variations of poses. He will also explain how it can be safely and effectively applied in our practice. When you learn how to use the chair as a yoga prop anatomically and mindfully, you will see some amazing achievements in your yoga asana practice. This workshop will introduce many new yoga pose variations invented by master mahesh himself
Come with an open mind and leave feeling connected, invigorated, and inspired!
Workshop 1 – 27th May – Saturday 2.30 – 5.00 pm
How to use the chair as an effective prop for Hip opening poses
It has been common for students to practice various hip oprning poses with blocks, walls and ropes, dharma wheel, fit ball and other tools, which can be used as supports and assistance.
The chair, however, is an effective tool when used correctly by an expert teacher. You will learn various hip and hamstring stretching poses with the chair’s assistance in this work.
You can use the chair as a prop for several poses against gravity as well as towards gravity. This Hip opening workshop is guaranteed to be an eye-opening experience.
Workshop 2 – 28th May – Sunday- 2.30 – 5.00 pm
How to use chair as an effective prop for Shoulders and Upper back opening poses
Shoulders and upper back limitation is one of the most common challege for many yoga pracititioners. You will learn various poses how chair can be an effective tool to develop your shoulders and upperback flexiblity and see consistent progress in your pracctice.
Using props in asana practice in a specific way depends on the teacher’s skill, and students need to be open minded in order to learn from an experienced teacher who has used these props in practice and teaching for many years. You will definitely deepen your practice and interest in exploring your asana practice during this workshop.
In case you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to talk to Master Mahesh during his studio or online classes.
Workshop Pricing – Early Bird Deadline – 30th April 2023
Online Participation please refer to the workshop price below
Zoom meet link will be sent to you on the date of the workshop.
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For me, this is my first time using a chair as a prop for the asana. Doing the pose with the chair has a different feeling, we could experience it safely.
Master Mahesh’s workshop is well organized, we can learn more about anatomy besides just doing poses. Master Mahesh gives us time to ask questions and we can try the poses with his guidance.
I enjoy the day 2 shoulder & upper opening session most because the poses are new for me and the level options are varied. We can try something that is different from regular group classes. 2.5 hours is a bit short, maybe 3 hours would be better. Thanks Anahata & Master Mahesh for facilitating the workshop so that we can explore more in the future. – Tempo Tan
Past Workshops by Master Mahesh
- Join the Inversion Journey with Master Mahesh, Nov 2019
- Partner Yoga workshop with Master Keshav and Master Mahesh, 2020
- Wall and Rope Series – Workshop by Master Mahesh, 2021
- Back Bending and Inversion with Chair workshops with Master Mahesh, Oct 2022
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