Category: anatomy

  • Polyvagal theory & yoga practice

    Polyvagal theory & yoga practice

    What is the vagus nerve and how does it apply to everyday life and feature in yoga / mindful awareness practice?

    10 minute read

  • 14th Dec 2019 – Anatomy of postural alignment & sequencing @ Heaven on Earth

    14th Dec 2019 – Anatomy of postural alignment & sequencing @ Heaven on Earth

    What differentiates a good yoga sequence, from a great one?

    We’re looking at and dissecting in practice three varitaions on common vinyasa sequences, suryanamascar, chandranamascar and a typical vinyasa warrior flow. In our exploration we’ll see their effects on the breath, bandha, muscular skeletal and nervous systems.

    This will lead to great insights into the importance of the actions and how one can modify for injuries and individuals with special conditions to achieve a similar effect and group inclusivity.


  • Postural movements and anatomy of breath Pt. 1

    Postural movements and anatomy of breath Pt. 1

    This is complex subject.

    To simplify let’s look at two primary muscle groups and joint complexes which affect breath.

    The shoulders and the hips affecting spinal muscle groups of breathing.

    Think of cat cow and how often it’s cued with breath, but notice that not everyone breathes the same way, some people find they get more of a sense of IN breath in the cat and OUT in the back bending cow.


  • 8th Dec 2019 – Anatomy of postural alignment & adjustments @ MYC

    8th Dec 2019 – Anatomy of postural alignment & adjustments @ MYC

    • WHAT makes assisting posture therapeutic and what makes it dangerous

    • WHEN to cue breath, and the pitfalls of pranayama *

    • WHY “shoulders down and back” can be THE LEAST effective cue in certain situations

    • HOW “draw the naval into the spine“ is an often ineffective way to stabilise **

      Do you want to truly understand why yoga postures can be so effective at bringing about a sense of well being?

  • Anatomy of the Spine workshop – Cardiff

    Anatomy of the Spine workshop – Cardiff

    Workshop in which you will be led in detail the possibilities of movements for each joint complex and learn how to create bandha around each to effectively turn the yoga practice into pranayama and moving meditation and always gain rather than deplete energy, no matter if your favoured practice is athletic or restorative. This workshop […]

  • 19th/20th August 2017 – Norway, ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

    19th/20th August 2017 – Norway, ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP

    Discovering deeper wisdom through 8 limbs

    19th August 2017 10:00-14:00

    20th August 2017 10:00-14:00

    One day for 800 krone, or both 1500

    Santosa Drøbak, Norway

  • Happier on the hands

    Happier on the hands

    Intermediate hand balances and funky flows

    Step up to foundations for healthier levitations

    Discover through asana, handy techniques

    … to make your hands your feet