Skills for life
Here, we'll grasp a clear understanding of the 8 skills (limbs) of yoga and their relevance to the practice.
Energetic Awareness: Learning fascial meridian names deepens your awareness of energetic pathways within the body. These lines are believed to carry vital life force (prana or qi) and understanding their names facilitates a heightened sensitivity to energy flow, enhancing your yoga practice. Enhanced Movement: Knowledge of fascial meridians can lead to more fluid and coordinated movement. By working with these lines, you tap into the natural pathways of energy circulation, promoting a smoother and more effortless practice. Mind-Body Connection: Familiarity with fascial meridian names deepens the mind-body connection. As you intentionally engage with these lines, you become more attuned to the intricate interplay between your physical body, breath, and energetic system. Alignment and Balance: Integrating fascial meridian awareness into your practice enhances alignment and balance. Aligning poses with these pathways encourages a balanced distribution of energy and tension, helping you achieve a sense of equilibrium. Emotional Release: Certain fascial meridians are associated with emotions and psychological states. Understanding these connections can promote emotional release during practice. By consciously engaging with specific meridians, you can work through emotional tensions and cultivate emotional well-being. Healing Potential: In various holistic practices, fascial meridian lines are considered to influence health and healing. Knowledge of these lines empowers you to engage in practices that target specific meridians, potentially supporting your body's natural healing processes. Intuitive Guidance: Understanding fascial meridian names allows you to intuitively tailor your practice to your body's needs. By sensing which meridians might be underactive or overactive, you can design sequences that facilitate energy balance and holistic healing. Comprehensive Yoga Practice: Incorporating fascial meridian knowledge enriches your yoga practice by integrating it with ancient energetic systems. This holistic approach aligns with the broader philosophy of yoga, deepening your practice on physical, energetic, and spiritual levels. Teaching and Sharing: For yoga instructors, understanding fascial meridian lines opens up new dimensions of teaching. You can guide students in connecting with their energetic bodies, offering a more profound and integrated experience. Exploration and Curiosity: Exploring fascial meridians encourages curiosity about the body's intricate energetic landscape. This curiosity-driven exploration fosters a sense of wonder and reverence for the interconnectedness of the human system. Personal Transformation: Incorporating fascial meridian awareness aligns with yoga's transformative potential. As you engage with these pathways, you embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-healing, fostering growth and evolution.
Study Myofascial Meridians
Asana's effects on Fascia
Once you've completed the above, test your comprehension of the theoretical concepts below. This testing phase will help solidify your understanding and application of the knowledge you've acquired.
Anatomy Trains :
What shall I bring to class?Just yourself and anything that supports your practice. We have mats and props available for use. You are always welcome to bring your own. We do not sell bottled water, but your'e welcome to fill up your own at the studio.
What shall I wear?Wear simple breathable clothing that does not limit your range of motion. For Strength, Sculpt & Stretch classes; an outfit you'd wear on a jog would work well. For Soothe classes, where there is less/no dynamic movement, wear a few more layers. Barefoot is best, socks for Soothe classes. Shoes will be left at the door.
How many people will be in class? Will I get personal attention?Our studio holds up to 15 students. Our teachers typically offer hands-on assistance during class. We always ask permission prior. Please don't hesitate to ask, if you have any questions or concerns regarding hands-on.
What type of class should I attend?There is a class for everyone at Stretchy's. Please see our class styles, above, for descriptions. If you are new to yoga asana, we recommend starting with a Stretch or Soothe class, or a morning session.
I have an injury, can I still practice?That depends. What did your Dr/physical therapist/provider say? Many students find yoga to be a helpful resource when working through an injury but it depends on the specifics and severity. Please consult with your Dr/therapist and inform your teacher what is going on so that we can work through any necessary modifications for class. We are here to help, but are not qualified to diagnose. Your physician or intuition are the first lines of defence when working with an injury.
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