Grace Jull

Anatomy and Awe

Categorie(s): Health and Wellness,

When: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 6:45 to 7:45 am PST

Join Grace Jull, senior faculty for anatomy instruction at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, USA, for a rich exploration of global principles about the body that can transform your experience of asanas and awe. So often we can wonder what is going on under the skin, and Grace can guide and inspire you to explore and understand this sacred inner terrain.

This workshop offers an accessible and practical understanding and may help illuminate your own experience of postures.

Through lecture in part one and a “yoga movement snack” during part 2, we will see these core principles illustrated in downward dog, the pigeon and twist. Not only will this be a refreshing practice, it will reveal a deeper understanding and appreciation of how bones, muscles, slackening, and stretching play out in many facets of our practice. If you understand the principles at play in these postures, you will easily be able to extrapolate this to the expanse of your yoga inquiry and the rich world hidden within. This recipe of postures is particularly of interest to people with low back pain, TMJ, and folks wanting more flow in all of their psycho-spiritual centers and chakras.

Come explore:

* Bones as contours that reflect consciousness ( proportion, and the specifics for the 3 basic regions of hips, spine and shoulders)
* Muscles and fascia – exploring positional therapy and fascial lines or “Anatomy Trains” in asana
* Common sounds and sensations you may be curious about, whether that is tingling in the hands, clinking in the hip, or pops along the spine.

By knowing anatomy, we can befriend our body on a whole new level and have greater appreciation and awe for the temple that we inhabit and the foundational structures we work with in yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Speaker Bio: Grace Jull has been leading transformational workshops since 1986 and is a senior teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. Her lively and passionate instruction of esoteric and biomechanical anatomy is a highlight of Kripalu’s… Read full bio »