Your Body, Your Yoga: Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best Suited to You
ISBN: 0968766536
EAN13: 9780968766538
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 12, 2016
Pages: 325
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 10.87" L x 8.35" W
Weight: 2.03 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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More important than knowing what kind of pose the student is doing is knowing what kind of student is doing the pose.

There is a revolution occurring in yoga today around the alignment paradigm. The concept of one and only one ideal alignment for each yoga posture, taught through an aesthetic focus on how the student looks in the pose, is being replaced by a functional approach that acknowledges not only the intention of the posture but each student's unique biology and biography. In parallel, the paradigm of focusing on the muscles as the limiters and causal agents of movement is being replaced by a broader understanding. The role of fascia is being recognized and incorporated into yoga classes and trainings. Beyond muscles and fascia, there is a wide spectrum of causes for and resistance to motion, ranging from various sources of tension to the qualities of compression.

Your Body, Your Yoga is the first book in a series describing the many contributors to limitations in our yoga practice. This book looks at the lower body, and the variety of shapes, movements and potential restrictions to movement in the hips, knees, ankles and feet. Introduced are the causes of resistance to movement, the frequency, extent and consequences of human variation, and their implications for our yoga practice. While short, tight muscles can restrict movement, Read More chevron_right

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