EXPERIENCING A KEY STRUCTURE OF THE BODY AND ITS ROLE IN THE YOGA ASANA PRACTICE
Pelvis, Bandhas & 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.
27,28th of June 2020
20h workshop - 14h in person + 6h online
Sat - 10.00-19.30
Sun - 9.00-17.30
International AoM Hub Barcelona,
+34 625 207 802
In the practice of yoga postures, we often talk about the perineum and ask that it is put into action as a consequence of asana practice. This course presents the anatomical region of the perineum in order to have more precision when we make such requests. We also explore how certain postures are conductive to its reinforcement, flexibility or relaxation.
Bandhas - word that means ligature or bonding - are practices associated with certain postures whose characteristic is to put into play the interactions between the skeletal and visceral elements in the thoracic cavity and the abdominal cavity. This course offers the opportunity to explore the anatomical structures in the body that are associated to the practice of bandhas, and to learn a few exercices which can help in the understanding and practice of bandhas.
• Study the main anatomical structures of the perineum.
• Recognition of the anatomical elements related to the practice of bandhas and how to use this knowledge to guide the work.
• Observation of how certain postures are favorable for stretching, strengthening, relaxing and working with the perineum in a localised way.
• Know how to apply the anatomical knowledge acquired to adapt each posture to each body. That is, to identify the physiological limits of each practitioner to identify the possible movements at risk: from there, prepare the posture (stretching, passive mobilisations, reinforcements)
• How to adapt the posture (reduce the amplitudes, work on discharge) or postpone the practice.
• Know how to speak in a simple but exact way about the structures of the body.
Asvini Bandha, Mulabandha
The pelvic floor: description with illustrations and anatomical models, male / female differences related to bandhas, recognition exercises.
The tendinous center of the perineum and mulabandha: description, recognition exercises.
The anal sphincter: general description of a sphincter, internal and external sphincter.
The neurological control of the anal sphincter: reflex control and cortical control, activation of the anal sphincter in asvini bandha.
The sphincter larynx: description with illustrations and anatomical models, opening positions and glottic closure.
The pharynx / buccal canal: description with illustrations and anatomical models.
Relationship with the position of the head and neck. Sensory recognition and movement exercises.
Head and neck positions, and pharynx / mouth canal behavior; the application in jalandhara, the difference with the glottal closure.
The faringo-bucco-nasal tract and its key sites for bandhas.
The abdominal and thoracic cavities: anatomy of the cavities, serous membranes, reminders about lung elasticity.
Lumbar spine rectitude and abdominal behavior: practice, recognition in uddyana bandha.
Costal opening and abdominal behavior: practice, recognition in uddyana bandha.
Arm / shoulder blade fixation and rib opening: practice.
Diaphragmatic or costal inspiration: practice, observation of abdominal behavior.
Expiration with open ribs and abdominal behavior.
Apnea with open ribs and abdominal behavior.
Interaction between the topics covered in uddyana bandha.
Why return to the neutral position before re-inspiration.
Summary summary about bandhas.
This course will alternate:
Anatomy times to observe and know the perineum:
pelvis, superficial and deep muscles
viscera: bone shapes, joint structures, deep and superficial muscles.
Practical movement workshops to assimilate the contents of anatomy.
Practical movement workshops, associated with Yoga postures
Introduction of notions of analysis.
Teaching times, where practical implementations of design or modification of positions are explored.
PEDAGOGICAL MEANS FOR WELLCO YOGA ANATOMY® WORKSHOPS:
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:
Drawings to consult, complete or color.
Original AoF texts for in-depth study