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Fascial Awareness and Holistic Anatomy
Gain a deeper insight to whole body patterning and interconnectedness through an exploration of sensory fascia and its meridian maps. The meridian maps are guides to patterns of movement, posture, and alignment. Patterns that provide ease and patterns that restrict.
Fascia is a sensory organ communicating information from all receptors, senses, feelings and emotions. Fascia is the bridge that establishes linkage between the kosha, between mind and body. Yoga is much more than a physical practice and fascia is much more than a wrapping around the tissues of the body.
Yoga asanas engage meridians, elongate the fascial fabric and align structure and function in the physical body. They are a movement meditation connecting the body, mind, breath and emotions revealing resistance on many levels. They enhance the delicate balance of compression and tension.
Ancient wisdom meets new knowledge. Fascia’s sensory awareness guides communication to develop inner vision. Yoga practices connect to the thinking, moving, instinctive, and emotional body. Fascia is the great communicator of sensation, awakening awareness of patterns in the body, mind and spirit. Fascia connects and nurtures everything in the human body, allowing us to grow, adapt, and thrive. Together with all their sensory and intuitive acuity we experience embodiment.
In this course we will:
· Explore the multidimensional aspects of fascial anatomy and yoga
· View and develop unique self-expression of poses
· Explore technical explanations and felt senses
· Listen to the body’s whispered but essential messages
· Explore movement as a journey to physical literacy
· Connect to the sensory organ as an inner teacher
· Express multidimensional balance and refine proprioceptive awareness
· Identify patterns that serve and patterns that restrict
Chapter 1 Planes of Motion: Our body moves in three dimensions. What we practice on the mat strengthens our movement patterns and range of motion, off the mat. Understanding the planes of motion helps to identify misalignments, reduces the risk of injury, enhances flexibility, and brings joy to...
Breath is intimately connected to the nervous system. Pranayama practice is a journey to deeper awareness and bringing autonomic systems into conscious control. Refine the breath to control the diaphragm, heart rate, and vagus nerve to calm and balance the nervous system.
Chapter 3: Fascia Anatomy & Physiology Foundations
Our body does not communicate in words, it communicates in sensation. Fascia is our sensory organ, the great communicator and connector of mind, body and emotions. It is the body’s Yoga system. Meet the receptors and learn how to listen beyond words.
Fascia meridians are maps of muscle connections and continuities. They take us from isolated muscle by muscle view of the body into global movement systems. This introduction begins to link the planes of motion to the patterns of movement. The front meridian’s energy ascends and is co-balanced b...
The lateral meridians knit the front and back of the body together and balance left to right. The arm meridians provide stability and refinement as we bring things toward us, push, pull and support our body weight in arm balance poses.