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 Shoulder Girdle - The musculature that empowers our arms is a very extensive group of synergistic muscles, extending from the skull to the pelvic girdle both posteriorly and anteriorly. It is a full “jacket” that encompasses our entire torso with attachments to every vertebra, the entire rib cage and the muscle of the abdomen. Its freedom of movement is central to our existence and creativity in many ways.
• How is the free movement of the scapula essential for the arms’ range of movement?
• How do restrictive muscular patterns in the shoulders compromise our breath and the health of our whole organism?
• How does the shoulder girdle effect our posture, from feet to head?
• How are asanas designed to lengthen, strengthen and re-organize this shoulder girdle “jacket?”
This is a 2.5-hour Lecture