Join us for this Saturday morning yoga class and get that upright, light and energized feeling!
When: April 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Upper Core Strength, Balance, and Alignment
The upper core, also called the pectoral girdle, includes the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments of the torso, rib cage, thoracic spine, shoulder blades, shoulder joint, arms, collarbone, cervical spine, neck, and head. The upper core requires an upward vertical thrust and is both strong and more vulnerable to misalignment (than the pelvic girdle) without firm support. Any habitual, unbalanced movement pattern can change the tone of the underlying shoulder blade muscles – overworking some muscles causing tightness and neglecting other muscles.
This class is designed to help you create shoulder blade alignment, release tight neck and shoulder blade muscles, create flexibility and elasticity in the thoracic spine, align the thoracic and cervical spine, and create upper arm and upper core strength.
“The pectoral girdle must be loosely attached to the ribcage in order that free extension of the arm may be possible. When the arm is raised, the scapula follows it laterally.” The Integration of Human Structures, Ida Rolf
Pranayama: Alternate nostril breathing
Asanas: Sun Salutation, Domes, Inclines, Side Planks, Simple Inversions, Bridge, Twists, Forward Folds, and Supported Inversions
Restoratives: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Savasana
Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.
Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.
Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
One yoga mat, necessary
One or two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.