Untertitel: Building a strong, flexible practice through intelligent sequencing and mindful movement
Klappentext: „Relax your body,build deep core strength, and find new ease of movement in your practice with Yoga: Critical alignment
As a serious student or teacher of yoga, you may have a strong, vigorous physical practice, but is it optimized for your body and mind? The key t a sustainable yoga practice is to target alignment and strength at the most fundamental level – the skeleton. This cultivates ease and flow in not only the body but also in your mental and emotional health – invigorating your practice and restoring balance on and off the mat.
In Yoga: Critical Alignment, asana, anatomy, and yoga philosophy are blended together to create core stability in the body with innumerable benefits. You’ll learn to:
- Identify unconscious habitual patterns, and see how these habits become sources of pain, stress, and even injury.
- Interrupt habitual patterns from the inside out, linking the body and mind through asana, pranayama, and meditation.
- Enhance the body’s mobility and deepen body awareness.
- Refine inversions, standing postures, forward bends, backbends, twists, and seated postures through precise, subtle physiological adjustments.
- Plan vigorous, intuitive sequences for a home practice or in a teaching environment.
Detailed illustrations of traditional yoga postures show subtle alignment cues you can integrate into your personal practice: Iyengar, astanga, vinyasa, and more.
Gert van Leeuwen is the founder of the Bharata Yoga studio in Amsterdam. He teaches the Critical Alignment method at workshops and teacher trainings throughout North America and Europe. He was a student of Norman Sjoman, who was an early student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Learn more at www.criticalalignment.nl.
Aus dem Inhalt:
- Part one: Critical alignment and the tradition
- 1. Critical alignment in the modern yoga tradition
- Part two: The foundations of the critical alignment
- 2. Introduction to movement chains
- 3. Embracing the total experience of movement
- 4. Malformations
- 5. Meditation, pranayama, asanas
- Part three: Building blocks of movement chains
- 6. Understanding connections and movement chains
- Part four: Learning the exercises
- 7. Meditation and pranayama exercises
- 8. Inversions
- 9. Standing poses
- 10. Forward bends
- 11. Backbends
- 12. Twists
- 13. Seated poses, shoulder and abdominal exercises, and relaxation exercises
- Part five: Teaching yoga and building lesson plans
- 14. Planning the lessons
- Asana Index
- About the author
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