Yoga Alignment and Mechanics
Form and Function
March 23, 2019 1-4pm
For teachers and serious practitioners of All levels and All styles of yoga
Yoga practice is an amazing gift. It keeps us vital and healthy and is a valuable tool for injury rehabilitation. If you are someone who invests your time and passion in yoga and understands the benefits of a refined practice, then you are a serious yogi, regardless of your experience! If you delight in learning how to breakthrough and go deeper in your asana practice or to better address an injury, then this workshop is for you.
Some yogis mistakenly assume that alignment in asana practice is restrictive and static and prevents a practice from flowing and advancing. In fact, the opposite is true. As with any dance or sport, alignment and precision in performance is what creates grace and fluidity. Alignment prevents injuries, adding longevity to a life's practice.
Yet, asana practice has been a common cause of injury, specifically when practiced with a limited understanding of alignment and body mechanics. An important realization is that asana have their outer forms while the inner body mechanics that create the poses are often contrary in action. The question to ask oneself is whether you know the anatomically correct way to move every part of the body, in every pose, every time!
Join Dr. Steven Weiss, chiropractor and certified yoga therapist in this comprehensive exploration of the body and its actions in asana. The workshop presents easy-to-understand principles that are based on our anatomy while taught completely from a yogic perspective. This three-hour program is comprehensive, not lecture-focused, but fully experiential. It's guaranteed to be interesting and fun!
This presentation does not teach or advocate a specific yoga style or system. The goal is to bring this essential and fundamental information to practitioners of all traditions, from Yin to Vinyasa. The principles that are presented are based on our anatomy and physiology and therefore will apply to all exercise approaches, sports, work, and other physical activities.
Continuing education credit is available for all who wish a certificate of attendance.
Also, can be a "field trip" for students in an ongoing YTT's with credit provided.