The Heart Bandha – Shoulder, Chest, and Neck Yoga
Breathe easier. Correct your cell phone posture and make driving much more comfortable. This is applied anatomy for gentle yoga, and it will specifically to fix most soft tissue aches and pains of your shoulders, neck, and upper back. Wake up your shoulder blades. Soften and stabilize your shoulders and chest. Relax first, then balance your posture. Will increase upper body mobility. Excellent for teachers to learn the rotator cuff and shoulder girdle muscle isolations. Shed layers of tension and strengthen the root muscles of hand balancing. This is a very gentle practice, anatomy rich, all materials provided. Max 16.
The Sacred Psoas | Hip, Spine, and Pelvis Yoga
Balance your pelvis from driving, surfing, cycling, running, and living in a chair for 1/3rd of your life… Distinguish your hip from your pelvis. Distinguish your pelvis from your lower spine. And learn to stabilize your pelvis while you rotate your thigh bone. Safer, feel good back bends than ever! Take home tools for sciatica and SI joint relief. A MUST for teachers… Participants receives handouts. Anatomy rich. Max 18.
Anatomy for Yoga Teacher Trainings
Includes 15 isolated muscle activations and 2 isolated stretches for the key muscles of movement and breathing. I generalize them into two groups, the Heart Bandha and the Sacred Psoas (see below).
Why do muscle therapeutics?
Every movement becomes meditation. Balance muscle tension around joints. Your shoulder blade and your shoulder socket, your lower back and pelvis, and your hip joint will all be addressed. To isolate a muscle in your mind you will require a precise mental connection and true attention to detail. Hone your mind for breathing, posture, and movement with these muscle isolation techniques.
What is the experience of this content like?
A soft practice to calm your nerves, mainly on the ground. Then postures to re-pattern your muscles. I use pictures and language to help you locate and wake up dormant muscles in your body and relax the clinching ones. This is a kind of yoga practice but can also be simple a practical physical method to relax your mind, stabilize your joints, and balance your posture – but from the inside out…
In 10 hours in YTT and each student will be able to isolate (and in several cases, to co-activate) and understand within themselves each of the following muscles.
- Serratus anterior
- Teres minor
- Pectoralis minor (stretch)
- Posterior deltoid
- Lattisumus dorsi
- Scalenes (stretch)
- Transversus abdominis
- Lower rectus abdominis***difficult
- Psoas major
- Glute medius/minimus
- Glute maximus
- Deep lateral hip rotators
- Quadratus lumborum
PLUS this is samyama practice. Stopping mind through activating the picture of a muscle within your own anatomy. The mind will be more clear and obvious after this physical practice. Yoga teacher training comes with 22 page manual.
How to form the Hip Bandha and Groin Bandha is the subject of Sacroiliac Self Adjustment seminar.
How to form the Shoulder Bandha and Armpit Bandha is the subject of Relief From Beneath Your Shoulder Blades seminar.