Get a Move On! The Biomechanics of Asana (Tokyo, Japan)


What forces move your body through space (or control its movement) when you practice yoga asana? In your introduction to anatomy in teacher training, you likely learned that muscles pull on bones to move the body. This is true, but it's only part of the picture. Muscles can also resist, halt, and refine movement. They can stabilize one body part to facilitate another body part’s most efficient movement. What's more, muscles are not the only force responsible for movement. This 8-hour workshop will examine the biomechanics of movement. Improve your sequencing skills by learning how to discern and awaken the muscle group responsible for creating a shape. Improve your eye and learn tools to aid private students achieve their goals. Apply a deeper understanding of the body in motion to your own yoga practice. July 3 and 4, 9:00-1:00.