It seems as if these days, I’m focusing a great deal on the anatomy of yoga. I’m really immersed in it, between the workshops I’ve been doing, teaching at the Health Yoga Life Teacher Training this month and preparing for my Anatomy section of the Charlestown Yoga and BYoga Teacher Training that starts in February and runs through June. I love delving in deeper to this topic and these workshops are a great way for me to reinforce the information and hear from practitioners in terms of their questions. The application of the information is key to making it stick but we need to start with some basics.
My workshop tomorrow at Charlestown Yoga is just that: the basics, plus some application of the basics to practice. What we’ll cover:
Movements of the Body
Structure of the Spine
Alignment, Muscles and Joints in several Key Poses
Throughout the agenda, I’ve peppered it with several of my “Practice/Teaching Tips.” I’ve highlighted parts of the practice that contain movements we do a lot ( like High to Low Push Up) or poses that can illustrate an anatomical point ( like being in a forward fold and it’s impact on the spine). We’ll keep these going throughout the session so the information is immediately put to use, which is what I’ve found makes it stick better.
If you want, I will take your picture in a few poses, especially in Low Push Up, where it can be hard to see your alignment yourself. This will be for informational purposes only and the pictures will be optional and for you only. I will not post them on social media.
I have a packet of information you’ll leave with: muscles, joints and the master agenda so you can refer to it ongoing.
To sign up for tomorrow’s workshop, see www.charlestownyoga.com. It’s at 2:45-6 pm and the cost is $75. I hope to see you!