Yoga for Pelvic Stabilityby Martine Ford
This class is designed to stabilise the Pelvic Region (hip bones, sacrum & coccyx). The focus is stabilisation more than mobilisation and is particularly beneficial for hyper-mobile students and those prone to a 'twisted pelvis' or sacro-iliac issues. If you are presently suffering from an imbalance seek professional, medical advice and if practicing this class work within your limits. It may be necessary to modify a lot until you become more balanced, then slowly intensify. Also be willing to ease off any time an imbalance presents again, it may be a yo-yo affect for some time as part of the balancing process. Always listen to your body.
Also discussed is the yogic concept of Sthira (steadiness & alertness) and Sukha (comfort and light) and how to find that in each pose starting with Tadasana (Mountain Pose) as a template.
Working with the 1st Chakra (energy cortex) Muladhara, encourages grounding and a stable, secure foundation as well.
Equipment: a yoga mat, block and strap (if you normally use these) a blanket or eye pillow for Svasana (relaxation) if desired.
Warning: It is always a good idea to seek medical advice before beginning a yoga practice to check if it is safe for you, find the cause of your problem, and then work within your limits, taking precautions recommended by your specialist. If you feel any pain (not discomfort) please stop immediately.
Martine Ford first started Spirit Yoga in Port Macquarie in 2010 after a desire to share her knowledge and passion for yoga with others. After a decade, that has grown also to an appreciation of Pilates for it's ability to help re-habilitate imbalances in the body and injuries, so effectively. Of course, Barre was a natural progression as it encompasses all of her passions since the age of four to today: ballet, yoga and now Pilates!
A former professional dancer, she has a Diploma in Dance as well as numerous yoga certification in: Power Yoga, Core Strength Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Pilates (mat), Reformer Pilates, Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga and Yoga for Seniors (mat & chair).
Martine’s classes are powerful, playful and nurturing and you can practice a class locally, online or download one of her e-books on Amazon. She has also taught numerous classes, courses and workshops including presenting at Ekam Yoga Festival.
Martine has trained with Duncan Peak and Power Living Australia Yoga (Advanced Power Yoga), Zenergy Kids (Advanced Kids Yoga), Jo Phee (Yin Yoga), Sadie Nardini (Core Strength Vinyasa), The Yoga Institute (Pre/Post Natal Yoga), Donna Farhi (Yoga for Lower Back Pain), YMEDICA REWIND Gold: Successful Aging (Yoga for Seniors), Body Soul Wellness/Josie McKenlay (Pilates mat & Barre), Reform Fitness (Reformer Pilates).