Strength in Asana
Tutor: Zoe Knott
Date: 14th October 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor for the British Wheel of Yoga. Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with.
Zoe describes the outline of the IST Day.
Strength in Asana
We will look at three areas:
1. The principles of working with strength in asana
2. Specific techniques to develop strength.
3. How to move in and out of postures using strength.
The key aspect of my teaching comes from a point of safety and I have developed a technique of working with strength in asana to protect the body from stress.
In my experience Yoga Teachers and seasoned practitioners are already flexible but sometimes not so strong. Yet we need to have the necessary strength to support the joints.
The IST Day will include specific strengthening techniques. We will also analyze how we move in and out of asana and how to do this in the safest way. Usually in yoga we spend time in postures, adjusting this and that, moving this way and that way. We progress into an asana thinking often of the breath but not of which muscles can take us safely into the pose. And more importantly, particularly in the standing postures, which muscles should take us out of an asana when gravity is against us. So we will consider the muscles that we need to engage to move us into and out of postures. The beauty of using strength in this way is that it allows us to be even safer in postures.
Clifford Village Hall
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