This workshop is for anyone, from beginners to yoga instructors, who's interested in learning more about anatomy in order to practice yoga in a way that fits their own body. Understanding anatomy is essential in understanding yoga asanas. The more we understand anatomy, the more we can enjoy the practice and to prevent injuries.
This workshop is composed of three parts, muscles of the hips, bone structure of the hips, and an asana practice.
Part 1 : Muscles
Part 1 includes a lecture on the muscles that stabilize the hip joints. We will talk about which yoga poses help to stretch and strengthen these muscles, and how to keep the hips healthy with yoga practice.
Part 2 : Bones
Part 2 includes a lecture on the skeletal anatomy of the hip joints. We will then look at each student to gain a deeper understanding that everyone has unique skeletal structures, and learn how that affects our yoga practice. we will also analyze some yoga poses and learn about how to make personalized adjustments so that everyone can achieve the benefits of yoga asana.
Part 3 : Asana practice
This workshop will end with an asana practice based on everything we've learned. Through mindful physical movements we come to a deeper understanding of our own unique skeletal structures and ranges of motion. We become more aware of the muscles involved in each pose and learn how to use our body intelligently in order to practice yoga in a safe, therapeutic, and effective way.
This workshop will help if you have the following questions in mind
- Which muscle groups are involved when I do certain poses?
- I've been practice yoga for a while, why can't I do a particular pose?
- Different teachers give different alignment instructions, which one should I follow?
- How to keep the hip joints healthy with yoga practice?
You don't need to have any anatomy knowledge, just come with a curious and open mind!
Sandra is Chinese Canadian from Vancouver, Canada. She is based in Kansai teaching vinyasa yoga, yin yoga and ayurveda. She first met yoga when she was a university student. Soon she began to notice that yoga had helped her to learn more about herself and inspired her to live life to the fullest. After she graduated with a Kinesiology degree, she moved to Japan and completed her first yoga training in Osaka, then continued to travel and study different yoga styles with world-renowned yoga teachers. With her knowledge in anatomy, yoga asana, ayurveda, and philosophy, she wants to help people to find calmness, mindfulness, and balance in life through yoga practice. Teachers who have the most influences on her teachings are Max Strom, Seane Corn, Bernie Clark, Jodi Boone, and Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh.
With the intention of connecting people and to share the knowledge and wisdom of a healthy lifestyle, Sandra founded Yoga Forest in 2012. She is also a world traveler who has traveled to about 30 countries so far. She said, "Passion is the driving force behind me in the pursue of happiness. I travel to see the wonders of the world, different cultures, lifestyles, and yoga environment around the globe."
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2019, 24th, Feb, Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Know your Body, Enjoy your Practice -- Hip Anatomy
At Yoga Studio Tamisa Sanjo Studio
2F, Kitahara Building, Tenshojimae-cho, Nakagyouku, Kyoto, Japan, 〒604-8081
Fees : ￥12,000 (+tax) Early bird Until 15th of Feb
￥14,000 (+tax) After 16th of Feb
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