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.
The pelvic girdle is the primary organizer of our center of gravity. It is the largest and densest bone in the body, and provides attachments for more muscles that any other bone—extending from the top of our torso to below our knees, and stabilizing us in the field of gravity. Because of the considerable forces of poor posture, chronic stress, and restrictive patterns of movement, the pelvis is vulnerable to many chronic imbalances, misalignments, and pain.
• What is the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the pelvis?
• How does the pelvic bowl support our internal organs, and how does this effect our process of breathing?
• How does the pelvis effect the entire spine?
• What are the typical skeletal areas and muscles that commonly contribute to stress and pain?
• How are the yoga asanas designed to both strengthen and lengthen the muscles related to the pelvis.
This is a 2.5-hour Lecture