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Anatomy Workshop with Stu Girling - Working with What You've Got

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The Loft at Little Dippers

42 Upper Gardner Street

BRIGHTON

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HIP JOINT AND RELATED POSTURES
Looks at the construction of the hip joint and how individuals may differ, the muscles around the joint and how they will influence movements in certain directions. So many yoga postures involve a certain degree of freedom in the hips and sometimes it can be hard to determine what is stopping us reaching our desired position. Practical exploration of groups of postures under the headings of forward folding, hip rotations and hip ab/adductions will allow students to discover where they need to focus their attention and how to effectively work on increasing the ranges of motion. Postures commonly used for exploration include:
Baddha Konasana (Butterfly),
Upavishta Konasana (wide legged forward fold),
Squatting,
Paschimottanasana (seated forward fold),
Firelog and
Virasana variations (Heros pose).
We will also consider how many postures may fall unbeknown into the category of forward folding and explain what will be the likely expression of restriction.

ARM BALANCING
Arm balances can be fun and exciting to play with even if they are not part of your normal practice. They build strength, co-ordination and focus but they can also put pressure on the wrists and shoulders if we are not ready for them. In this workshop we will take an anatomical look at the skills, proficiencies and ROM we require, before exploring the technical detail of how to perform the different arm balances. There will be a large percentage of practical experimentation with the exact content being tailored to suit the general ability of the class. Instead of handstands will be looking to include:
Bakasana
Parsva Bakasana
Koundinyasana A and B
Eka Pada Koundinyasana
Eka Pada Galavasana
Astravakasana
Grasshopper
As well as a variety of lifts


ABOUT STU
Stuart has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 7 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stuart endeavours to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and emphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail.

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