Much of a yoga teacher’s anatomy studies include the building blocks: the individual muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. While this is instructive and necessary, it is difficult to show students how they are a part of the whole.
When Richard Gartner explains the context of fascial lines, however, our anatomy and practice come to life. This series illustrates how students can connect the dots of felt sense and experience wholeness in their practice.
The lateral line session explores our “body brackets” and left-to-right asymmetry. The spiral line session investigates twists and allows our organic body to receive the benefits of our practice. The dorsal line session addresses our back body, which includes the densest and strongest tendons in our system. The ventral and core session explores anatomical backbends and metaphorically opens possibilities. We integrate and explore our sense of self through stability and inversion.
Richard uses slides to demonstrate anatomically how each line courses through the body. We then explore how each line works with illuminating practices. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. Bring your curiosity, something to write with and your sense of exploration.
Everybody will receive handouts of each practice for future reference.
Yoga Alliance CEU hours (14) provided.