Hanuman Jayanti marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God . celebrated April 15th wil provide the background and inspiration for this workshop.
Hanuman was a loyal devotee of Rama who is said to have leapt from southern India to the Himalaya's to retrieve a plant that would save Laksmana's life (Rama's brother). He represents loyalty and devotion. In yoga he is represented in Hanumanasana or the splits. This pose asks that you not merely stretch your legs but also that you bring devotion and loyalty to your practice. You can overcome any obstacle when that fiery devotion is combined with love and respect.
This is a hip/hamstring workshop that will lead to Hanumanasana & many variations using props. The opening up of the legs, hamstrings, and hip flexors is a reflection of a deeper opening inside. When you maintain an inner quality of expansive devotion, the fight to open your hamstrings will cease and it will become a joyous attempt to discover your true capacity.