When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 6:45 to 7:45 am PST
Build on more yoga postures using the SAFE Yoga technique, a highly interactive and experiential presentation that will help you learn how to move “from and for the bones”, using anatomical landmarks known as the “alphabet soup of the skeleton” to initiate and guide movement. Emphasis is placed on optimal anatomical alignment and its importance for both weight-bearing and muscle action on the bones.
You’ll practice the “from-the-bones” technique on specific postures, including Seated and Standing Tadasana, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Prone (On-The-Abdomen) Positioning and Modified Shavasana (Corpse Pose). Descriptions of how these postures benefit the bones and are important for asana practice will be included.
Also included in the session is practicing transitioning to and from the floor and from posture to posture, thus ensuring a smooth flow of movement. Principles of movement for Yoga asana, including those to strengthen bone and those to avoid if you have low bone mass, will be discussed and shown in the handout. To increase perspective on the problem of low bone mass, the pathology and epidemiology of low bone mass around the globe will also be discussed.