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Yoga Anatomy: Aligning Yourself from the Inside Out

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of yoga through the study of the underlying anatomy and physiology, and to make your practice safer and more effective.

A major thread running through this course is the attempt to correlate the experiential, sometimes esoteric knowledge of yoga with the science of anatomy.

This course is designed to be useful for all yoga students, from beginners to advanced practitioners and teachers.

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Where

Wild Rose Yoga Studio
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Soi 4/1 Phraproklao Lane, Chiang Mai Chiang Mai, TH 50200
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Type of Event

  • Workshop

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When

Jan 28 to
Feb 1
2015
03:00 amto09:30 am

10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:30 each day.

Price

THB10,000 

9000THB if paid by January 19. Each day individually is 2200THB.

Full Description

• Are you curious why some asanas are so easy for some and difficult for other students, while other asanas are the opposite?

• Do you want to understand why the breath is so central to the practice of yoga, and how it works on a physiological level?

• Have you ever wanted to know how a seemingly minor alignment instruction can dramatically transform a pose?

• Do you want to practice yoga safely and with maximum effect?

• Do you want to know how to effectively heal yoga and other sports injuries?

Join Gernot for four days of hands-on anatomy study and yoga practice and find answers to these and other questions. Course schedule:

Day 1: Stretch physiology, injury prevention, and tissue healing

Day 2: Anatomy of the feet, ankles, and knees

Day 3: Anatomy of the hips, sacrum, and lower back

Day 4: Anatomy of the upper back, the shoulders, and the neck

Day 5: Anatomy of the mind-body connections: the breath, the brain, and the autonomic nervous system

Begin each session with a short asana or pranayama practice and continue with a yoga anatomy and physiology curriculum that balances presentations with hands-on anatomy experiments and activities and question and answer sessions. Interspersed throughout the sessions are short yoga practices that allow you to physically experience the essence of the anatomy lessons to help you deepen your understanding and facilitate retention of knowledge.

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of yoga through the study of the underlying anatomy and physiology, and to make your practice safer and more effective. We begin by discussing how movement and stretching works on a physiological level, learning how to safely increase flexibility and strength. We then cover the major joints, bones, and muscles of the articular body in detail, including discussions of the most common injuries to each joint, and how to prevent and/or heal them. We continue with a thorough examination of the spine and the postural muscles that support this most central kinetic structure of the body, with a focus on learning how to keep the spine aligned and healthy. Lastly we cover the anatomy of the breath to help you understand the intricate connections between breath and movement, the central role the breath plays in the interconnections between mind and body, and how yogic breath practices affect both mind and body.

A major thread running through this course is the attempt to correlate the experiential, sometimes esoteric knowledge of yoga with the science of anatomy.

The course features the following:

• The physiology of movement, including muscle contraction and stretch physiology

• Basics of tissue healing and injury prevention

• Body reading, analysis and assessment

• Major muscles, joints, bones, and bony landmarks

• Anusara yoga alignment principles and their anatomical basis

• The anatomy of breath and how it relates to asana practice and pranayama

• Interactive learning techniques in a fun learning environment

• Full color yoga anatomy and physiology course book specifically designed for this course

Prerequisites:

This course is designed for all yoga practitioners and teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the practice of yoga through an understanding of the underlying human anatomy and physiology. It is designed to be accessible and equally useful for beginning, intermediate, and advanced yogis and yoga teachers. A prior knowledge of human anatomy is not necessary, but may help you to get even more out of this course. If you have completed a teacher training and found the anatomy section of your teacher training lacking, or simply want to know more, this course is for you.