Working as a Rolfer (TM) gives me unique insight into how fascia system works. I use this knowledge and apply it to my own yoga practice and teaching. I explain what fascia is and how you can make use of its elasticity and resilience to improve your own yoga practice. We start from a theoretical point of view but soon begin applying into practical knowledge through asanas. You will also learn how to orient and make positive use of gravity, instead of fighting it. By being oriented and moving with direction and purpose you will learn to engage in your fascial system. This will allow you to move deeper into your practice and to move with more fluidity, gracefully and ease.
Fascia in Yoga
Fascia can be found in and around muscles, in joint capsules, around organs, and in the form of ligaments and tendons. It is crucial in strength transfer and proprioception. Fascia forms a spider web under our skin and in deeper parts of the body. This spider web influences the way you move and can lead to pain if tension is not balanced. In this workshop you learn more about fascia and why it is so important. This understanding is based on scientific research and explored in your own body.
You will also learn how to make optimal use of your fascia: by moving in two directions you create both length and ease of movement. Creating length from the ground up, you will increase awareness by awakening hands, feet and sitting bones. From that stable base you will learn how to use direction to create length of fascia. This helps you move gracefully but also creates a safe position for joints. Furthermore you will learn how to move from a perspective of opening instead of closing. Commonly we think of back or front bending as an action of folding or closing the body. If we instead change our focus to the parts that open, we move safely and find ease of movement.
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