Kali Basman

International celebrated Dharma teacher of teachers, Kali Basman, blends Buddhist Psychology with mindful based Yin & Restorative Yoga. Kali’s work intermingle the outer constructs of anatomy & Traditional Chines...

🔸 The Spirit Muscle: Restoring the Psoas

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2h 36m

Saturday, May 27

*In-Person and Livestream*

Restore the tranquil rest response of the nervous system by learning to soften, stretch, and strengthen the Psoas- our most intrinsic core muscle. Learn the tools for structural restoration of your own unique anatomy to release accumulated trauma and tension and provide easier pathways to access rich restoration.

The pathways in which Prana flows can be dictated by our skeletal structure, trauma residue, and behavioral patterns. Uncover your own anatomical intelligence to create a more rich, robust, and ultimately restorative practice. 

This yin/restorative style experiential workshop will blend subtle energetics with psychological self inquiry, recent science relating to fight or flight response, and embodied anatomy. Learn how to release your most intrinsic muscles, stabilize the pelvis, spread the sacrum, and lengthen the psoas to reset the vagal tone and surrender into the serenity state.

Why the Psoas?

In Toaist tradition the psoas is considered the seat of the soul. The psoas is intimately involved in our most basic psycho-social responses, originating at our T7 thoracic and descending to the lumbar spine, it wraps around the front of the pelvis and encapsulates the head of the femur bone, effectively and uniquely connecting the front of the body to the back body, the lower extremities to the spine and upper torso. 

A tightened psoas, as opposed to a relaxed and released one, alerts the system of danger, exhausts the adrenals, and depletes our immune response.

This workshop will focus on releasing the spirit muscle, welcoming creativity and security, allowing full rotation of the thighs independent of the pelvis, and enhance and lift our vital energies.

About the Facilitator

International yoga teacher Kali Basman (kalidurgayoga.com) enriches the paradigm of Yin Yoga to integrate distinct aspects of Self into an innate wisdom practice to awaken a rich inner life and radiate with ritual.  Her offering honors Yin Yoga as a tool to surrender to our intrinsic wholeness.  

On the textured path of mindful healing,  Kali is celebrated for her integration  of Yin Yoga and  5 Elements of Chinese Meridian Theory with Buddhist Philosophy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. She also works as a consultant for the United Nations Africa Affairs Committee, and is a certified Death Doula.

For Kali, the thrust of a significant yin practice is that of inclusion, learning to open to and accept every sensation that arises and emerges from within us. 
Kali offers classes, teacher trainings, and workshops around the globe, and pays reverent homage to her lineage of teachers, Sarah Powers, Jack Kornfield, and Richard Schwartz.