Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement
By studying the application of fascial anatomy to yoga the yoga teacher will be able to expand each individual yoga student's optimum adaptability and mobility. This new contextual presentation of applied anatomy will provide the teacher with the tools to promote freedom and confidence in every student of yoga. By using insights from scientific research presented through case studies, the tendency to overwork the tissue and decrease vulnerability to soft tissue injury in the long-term, can be lowered. The visual design and presentation through metaphor embody the difference between sitting statically at a desk reading about movements and parts - and moving through the environment being animated, in action. Between these two experiences is a divide that this book seeks to cross.
- Paperback | 376 pages
- 185 x 245 x 20mm | 906g
- 26 Feb 2015
- Handspring Publishing Limited
- Pencaitland, United Kingdom
Table of contents
General Overview PART 1 - Activating the intellectual mind; behind the new paradigm PART 2 - Animating the instinctive, moving body; applying the new paradigm PART 3 - Illuminating the intuitive awareness; integrating the new paradigm Chapter List: PART 1 - Activating the intellectual mind; behind the new paradigm Chapter 1: Yoga about it, some history, uniting the thinking-moving-conscious being with the body Chapter 2: Fascial Anatomy about it, some history, unifying the proprioceptive body consciously Chapter 3: Form and Formation Embryology; organisation from the beginning - the original whole Chapter 4: Classical Anatomy a reference list of separate parts, structures, systems and functions Chapter 5: Anatomical Continuities a contemporary view of related, continuous organisation of parts Chapter 6: Yoga Laws of Movement the domain of experience; new distinctions, finding neutral Chapter 7: Fascial Anatomy applied to Yoga a summary and why it works so well in practice PART 2 - Animating the instinctive, moving body; applying the new paradigm General Chapter 8: The Neutral Force using a neutral force as a reference in movement, from speed to stillness Chapter 9: Animating the Moving Body Architecture fascial foundations for yoga practice Chapter 10: Myofascial Continuities using lines to bridge the divide from classical to contemporary Chapter 11: Yoga Postures defining key asanas to animate fascial anatomy principles in the classroom Chapter 12: Fascia Types a broad-brush guide to movement styles and individual co-ordinates Chapter 13: Yoga Motion Hydration fluid movement, free elastic energy and effortless performance Chapter 14: Gravity and Grace: sequences in continuous movement. PART 3 - Illuminating the intuitive awareness Chapter 15: Restoration and Relaxation the counter force to any training and movement programme Chapter 16: Meditation developing the state of stillness and expanding awareness. Chapter 17: Fascial Feedback developing the sense of embodiment for self and for others (in teaching) Chapter 18: Adjusting the Matrix a manual skill at movement speed; the neuro-sensory language of fascia. Chapter 19: Rehabilitation honouring the participant, contraindications; uncommon sense. Chapter 20: Sacred Geometry art, architecture and the breathing body; beyond the five senses. Chapter 21: The Chakras and their relationship to architecture; Anatomy of the Human Energy System.
About J. Avison
Joanne Avison is co-founder and director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School, (AOCY) accredited worldwide by Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Federation of India, European Yoga Alliance and IPTI. She holds E-RYT500 status, ("E" denotes Experience) with many thousands of registered teaching hours over the last two decades, accumulated all over the world since she started yoga teacher training in 1995. Joanne is also a Professional Structural Integrator (IASI) and as an early graduate of Tom Myer's KMI school (1999-2001), became a Certified Teacher of Kinesis, before designing the yoga teacher training programme. Her considerable experience in both movement and manual therapy inspired the school's unique approach to yoga and anatomy. Joanne is also a CMED Graduate (2004) and has studied extensively in human development as well as specialising in soft tissue and the links between archetypal behaviour and physiology. Her intensive studies include Human Dissection and movement research in Fascial Fitness with Robert Schleip. She is a certified Craniosacral Practitioner and her early background in art & design always informs her lively approach to teaching and learning. Her workshops and webinars are extremely informative, down-to-earth and practical. She devotes a lot of her time to the Diploma Course in The Art of Contemporary Yoga &the Science of Body Architecture. The 1 - 2 year certification is renowned in the UK and Europe for the highest qualification of Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Teachers. The course includes Applied Anatomy, Ancient Far Eastern Psychology, Restorative and Dynamic Yoga. Joanne currently teaches regular workshops and Webinars around the world on Structural Anatomy and Fascial Fitness.