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EXPERIENCING A KEY STRUCTURE OF THE BODY AND ITS ROLE IN THE YOGA ASANA PRACTICE

 

20 Hours

Breathing Kinetics & Yoga

Based on the 40+ years of research, practice and publication work of the international Anatomy of Movement® school founded by Blandine Calais Germain, this methodology today counts as a leading resource available for movement professionals.

Equipped with the unparalleled attention to detail and comprehensive emphasis on research and experiential learning that characterizes all Anatomy of Movement® trainings,

Wellco Yoga Anatomy courses provide a thorough, structured and analysis-based insight into yoga anatomy— empowering teachers to lead exceptional classes that are sustainable and precision-led.

Serving as partner and international hub for the Anatomy of Movement school,

Wellco organizes specialized trainings for a vast range of movement professionals

year round and is now making the method's in-depth teachings for yoga available

in a condensed, English language format (taught with Spanish option).

Facilitated by one of the most senior teachers of the method trained by Blandine

Calais-Germain herself, this course will impart analysis-based

knowledge for yoga teachers who are ready to take their professional

work to the next level.


 

DATES:

15,16th of February 2020

 

DURATION:

20 hours
 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

20h workshop - 14h in person + 6h online


 

TIMES:

Sat - 10.00-19.30

Sun - 9.00-17.30


 

LOCATION:

International AoM Hub Barcelona,

Spain


 

COST:

€280

 

CONTACT:

info@anatomyofmovement.com 

+34 625 207 802

PRESENTATION:

In yoga, pranayama can be seen as a set of respiratory practices. In certain exercises, the flow of respiration is observed. In others, it is stopped, suspended, shortened, or lengthened, in order to modify the spontaneous process. This course will start with some practices of pranayama (the most common), and will analyze the main anatomical structures and the main physiological functions put into play.

 

In the practice of yoga postures, the opening of the rib cage is often required, as well as its mobility. This course will present the complete structure of the thoracic cage and, above all, the differences between its 3 levels: high (region of the neck), medium (region of the thorax), low (region of the upper abdomen).

During the course the participants will learn and explore through progressive readings of numerous postures and proposals for preparatory exercises.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

20h workshop - 14h in person + 6h online

 

For registrations and more information:

Send an email to: info@anatomyofmovement.com

+34 625 207 802

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Know the structure of the rib cage: bones, joints.

• Know the muscles that mobilize or stabilize the thoracic cage and observe its action in the context of certain positions.

 

 

PEDAGOGICAL MEANS FOR WELLCO YOGA ANATOMY® WORKSHOPS:

  • Anatomical models.

  • Availability of atlas or anatomy poster.

  • Installation of certain skeletal elements in the models.

  • Selective coloring of anatomical drawings.

  • Wall images that show regions, movements or postures.

  • Thematic powerpoint presentations, videos or articles from Blandine Calais-Germain and her team of teachers when available.

  • Practice by two or three people in movement, with correction among students, supervised by the teacher.

 

THEMATIC MANUAL THAT CONTAINS:

  • Course program

  • Drawings to consult, complete or color.

  • Original AoF texts for in-depth study

 

 

PROGRAM:

This workshop will alternate:

• Pranayama practices, studied with the focus on what happens: Spontaneous and observed breathing. Bhastrika. Kapalabhati "Complete" breathing. Alternating breathing techniques. Withholdings of breath with full or empty lungs.

• Practical evaluation of exercices, detailing a type of respiratory movement, and progressively allowing to bring notions of analysis.

• Moments of anatomy of respiratory structures related to pranayama. :

- Skeleton and joints that intervene in breathing. Rib cage, movements of the ribs. Certain bones of the skull.

- Respiratory viscera. Lungs airways.

- Muscles of inspiration.

- The diaphragm. Presentation and action. Observation during pranayama.

-The rib-cage inhalers: brief presentation of each actor of inhalation, experimentation of the type of movement that each triggers. Recognition during certain moments of pranayama practice.

- Exhalation Muscles.

- Abdominal and costal breathing muscles.

Moments of physiology: (selected topics):

 

- Functioning of the respiratory system: relationship with the cardio-vascular system.

- Neurological control of breathing. Difference between bulbar and cortical breathing. Observation in the set of pranayama processes.

- Description of respiratory movements. Joint function in the postures.

- Description of respiratory volumes. Identification in certain breaths of pranayama. Forces that intervene in the volumes. Analysis of certain situations of inspiration or suspension.

 

For some key asanas, certain questions / answers will be addressed:

• Posture analysis to distinguish what actions is specifically made by the rib cage from actions that impact the rib cage but are started in nearby regions.

• Which movements can one distinguish in the analysis?

• How will the movement of the rib cage, if deficient, be involuntarily relieved and "mimicked" by other parts of the body?

• What are the factors that increase its amplitude? (intra or extra-corporal forces).

• Does movement occur with traction on the rib cage during posture?

• What are the factors that eventually intensify this traction?

• How to prepare the posture eventually, sometimes well in advance?