Deane Juhan eloquently brings alive and makes accessible and intriguing the subjects of anatomy and physiology. These workshops allow us to develop new images and new language in order to more deeply understand the anatomical, physiological, and philosophical aspects of the body-mind.
These workshops are designed to address the particular needs and concerns of bodyworkers of all kinds: yoga teachers and students, pilates and movement instructors and students, and any one interested in understanding more about the body.
Breathing—the replenishing of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide—is our living organisms most pressing and constant need. This exchange in our lungs effects the metabolism of every living cell. You will repeat this tidal rhythm between 15,000 and 20,000 times a day, making it by far the most repeated movement you make. The breath is one of the primary focuses of yoga.
- What is the extensive anatomy of the breathing process?
- What is the biochemistry of breath that brings the life force to all our six trillion cells?
- How is this crucial support of all living processes distributed throughout our bodies?
- How are the asanas designed to facilitate this process of distribution?
This is a 2.5-hour Lecture