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YOGAFIT® ANATOMY & ALIGNMENT II

YogaFit’s second Anatomy & Alignment training looks even deeper at Hatha yoga by exploring the base of support, centre of gravity, skeletal anatomy, and the physiology of stretching. In YogaFit® Anatomy & Alignment II you’ll examine the anatomy and kinesiology of, and common misalignments in, more advanced yoga poses such as shoulder stand/plow, headstand, forearm balance, and crow, along with its many variations (such as scales pose, firefly, and side crow). You’ll also discover how the concepts of direct application of base and centring affect asana, and can create more ease in practice, allowing you to continue to develop your practice, while helping your class participants enhance their own as well.

In addition you’ll take a deeper look at the subtle anatomy of yoga by exploring the chakras, spend time looking at mind-body intention, and its activation or relaxation of muscles in any given pose in order to move further into the full expression of it. YogaFit® Anatomy & Alignment II includes specific details on the nerve plexuses, the glands associated with each chakra, as well as an insight into the hormones secreted by these glands, and their contribution to the effect of key poses. During this course you’ll:

  • learn the biomechanics of stretching for mobility and flexibility (e.g., joint mobility, stability and determining factors of joint movement)
  • understand the physiology of stretching for flexibility and stability (e.g., stretch reflex, muscle spindle stretch receptor, reciprocal inhibition, golgi tendon organ)
  • learn and demonstrate how to use muscle awakening for overall conditioning (i.e., recruitment and the bandhas)
  • understand breathing with the bandhas for stability and flexibility 
  • learn about skeletal anatomy for strength & conditioning 
  • understand and demonstrate kinematics of arm balances and inversions for flexibility, strength and conditioning, and stability. 
  • learn about chakras for flexibility and overall conditioning (e.g., subtle energy anatomy).

 

YOGAFIT ANATOMY & ALIGNMENT II FAQs

What will I receive?

 Included in your course registration, you’ll receive:

YogaFit® Anatomy and Alignment II manual
The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

What should I bring to the course?

A mat, your copy of YogaFit, by Beth Shaw (2nd edition). If you don’t have one, you can purchase this at the time of enrolment or simply give us a call to arrange one, and your copy of Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long (provided as part of YogaFit Fundamentals).

How long is the course?

YogaFit Anatomy and Alignment II is an intensive two-day course (typically from 8am to 6pm each day, although times may vary).

How many CECs will I get?

At present, CECs/PDPs are currently pending.

What are the prerequisites to attend?

All attendees should hold at least a Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent and have successfully completed YogaFit Fundamentals.

 
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