THE BALANCE OF THE PSOAS AND PIRIFORMIS
Aims of the Day
To look at the form, function and 3D structure of the psoas
and piriformis within the body with specific reference to their relationship to
the spine and the pelvis To explain and develop an understanding of the balance
of the psoas and piriformis, and their kinetic alignment. To explain the
tensegrity of the body with specific reference to the spine, pelvis, femur,
psoas and piriformis to encourage an exploration of these muscles in relation
to asana through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration
the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work To
explain how these muscles are integrated within their myofascial meridians. To
encourage further exploration of these muscles in relation to the myofascial
meridians through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration
the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work
To learn about/ revise the form, function and 3D structure
of the psoas & piriformis within the body and to understand the
relationship that these muscles have with the spine (esp S1) and the pelvis. To
explore these muscles in relation to asana, personally To start to understand
the balance of the psoas and piriformis, and its importance for pelvic stability
and good posture. To integrate our understanding of these muscles and to relate
them to their myofascial lines To develop an understanding of the tensegrity of
this area of the body and the balance of the psoas and piriformis To explore
these muscles in relation to asana, personally & by observing others and to
consider what appropriate instructions should be given to students when
Timetable of the day: 10am start 11:30am: 5-10 minute break 12:30-1:30pm: lunch
break 3pm: 5 minute break 4pm: end of session
Pre Work for the day: n/a
Equipment: Belt, Blocks, Mat.
Level the Course is aimed at: Experienced Teacher.
Gary is a well known, highly respected teacher of Yoga with
over 25 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and
bodywork practices.. He has lectured extensively on the anatomy of Yoga in the
UK, Europe and America. He founded Natural Bodies movement & education,
dedicated to teaching, training and encouraging kinaesthetic awareness, ease of
movement and efficient body use. Gary's yoga background is based on the work
and approach of Vanda Scaravelli which was not so much about executing postures
but cultivating the conditions that allow the body’s natural intelligence to
Teas and Coffees provided, please bring your own lunch.
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