Get empowered to practice (and teach) both Yin & Yang yoga in a healing manner – backed by FUNctional anatomy and somatic experience – in my 10 part online series of inspiring ANATOMY TALKS!
In the 15 years that I’ve been teaching yoga, it still surprises me how often yoga is taught and practised completely by the ego-mind. Trying to open the body by forcing it into a certain shape. A method that will always backfire, now or later.
Key in any healing yoga practice is to constantly go back to the question
What do I feel?
What is it that stops me in my pose? Is it tension, or can it be something else? Perhaps it’s something to do with the skeletal variation, or maybe an underlying emotional trauma that blocks the flow?
Once you start feeling yourself into the pose, backed by an understanding of functional anatomy, you can learn how to adjust the pose so you can actually gain all the benefits of practising yoga and the energy will be able to flow freely.
What to Expect in my ‘Feel To Heal’ sessions
In this series of zoom recordings we will focus on the 10 major joints of our skeletal system, exploring the unique range of movement of your body through sensation and an investigation of functional anatomy and skeletal variation.
Just because we all have a skeleton, it doesn’t mean that every BODY has the same capabilities. Exploring the capabilities of your unique body and respecting your experience will free you up – and not only physically!
STOP adapting your body to a pose and START adapting the pose to your body. This may mean you’ll look very different from others externally, but you will feel great internally.
- Wrist & elbow
poses Yin: Seal & Dragon poses Yang: Plank Pose, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Purvottanasana
- Arm & shoulders 1
poses Yin: Anahatasana & Bananasana poses Yang: Urdva Hastasana, Down Dog
- Arm & shoulder & upper back
poses Yin: Camel poses Yang: Chaturanga, Prasarita Padottanasana, Small Bridge
- Arm & shoulder 2
poses Yin: Eagle Arms & Flamingo poses Yang: Gomukhasana, Marichyasana A
- Toes & ankles
poses Yin: Toe Squat, Squat, Balasana poses Yang: Janu Sirsasana C, Warrior 1&2, Utkatasana
- Thigh & knee
poses Yin: Shoelace, Saddle poses Yang: Lotuse Pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Paschimottanasana
- Thigh & hips 1
poses Yin: Frog & Caterpillar poses Yang: Trikonasana, Uttanasana, Upavistha Konasana
- Thigh & hips 2
poses Yin: Dragon poses Yang: Hanumanasana, parsvottanasana
- Lower back & neck
poses Yin: Snail, Seal poses Yang: shoulderstand, Halasana, Up Dog, Cobra
- The body as a whole*
* It all comes together in this final Holistic Anatomy Talk. Here we go into how the body functions as a whole, whether you target the hips, shoulders or wrists. In this class you gain an understanding on how every Asana affects the whole body and how to work with that yourself and in your teachings.