WHAT IS BOWSPRING YOGA?
Sridaiva is a holistic mind-body approach that utilizes a dynamically balanced posture called the Bowspring.
The Bowspring is an ideal postural shape for all of your daily life’s activities. Consider enhancing your capacity in ordinary tasks like walking, sitting, housework, and even more specialized activities like yoga, jogging, or any athletics. The goal of the Bowspring alignment is to achieve tensile strength and rooted lightness in any movement, while using the least amount of physical energy. It offers a new view on body alignment that keeps you living healthy at any age; cultivating graceful lightness and whole body strength.
WHAT TO EXPECT: NEW DYNAMIC POSES
The Bowspring postures are dynamic and we move in all sorts of directions: backwards and forwards, side bends, twists and upside down. We also incorporate exercises like hopping, jumping and skipping into our practice in order to learn to access the anti-gravity benefits of the Bowspring. Also, there is a focus on balancing poses, which reveal universal imbalances we all have.
To help students learn the Bowspring, we offer new dynamic poses that incorporate:
- Bent knees
- Hovering heels
- Mounded glute muscles to support the natural curvature of the lower back
- Expanded upper back and broad shoulders
- Elongated and curved neck
BENEFITS OF THE BOWSPRING
Any age group can learn to embody the Bowspring in a basic posture to create a balanced tone throughout the body, providing strength, and balance. Your agility and functionality of all body movement increases when you embody the Bowspring during your active day. This specific dynamic posture is also highly therapeutic for the lower back, neck and shoulders when performed while doing normal daily activities.
The Bowspring is filled with physical benefits, and also offers great mental and emotional health. Since the Bowspring posture positively affects the nervous system and the circulatory system, a student can expect to see better mental focus, emotional clarity and a reduction in stress.
The Bowspring teaches an ideal relationship between the pelvis, ribcage, head, hands and feet that create a feeling of being rooted and light all at the same time. The proportional shape of the Bowspring provides for a balance of push and pull forces on the interior and exterior of the body. The tension forces of expansion and contraction between the bones and the lines of connective tissue create full-body tensile strength and precise balance.
Benefits of the Bowspring include:
- Increased confidence
- Balanced hormonal function creating mental and emotional clarity
- Pain relief, and eventually loss of pain
- Weight loss
- Beautiful, curvy shape
- Bolstered immune system
Beginning students notice positive changes usually within 10 hours of orientation classes.
There is a learning curve, and the posture of the Bowspring can reveal our weaker areas and unconscious somatic patterns that as a culture we tend to ignore. However, in less than one month of regular practice of the Bowspring, new students can expect a significant shift in their dynamic posture and an increase in the benefits mentioned above. By increasing awareness of our individual postural habits, we are able to skillfully choose a more balanced alignment, thereby clearing chronic aches, pains, and other health issues.