“There is a wisdom in the body, a wisdom in feeling, that when accessed and allowed to operate in conjunction with our cognitive capacities, leads to a deeper, wiser, more integrated life. So we need to get back to the body, which involves much more than just dropping it off at yoga classes or fitness facilities or medical offices. We can get our body more flexible, more fit, and more powerful, and we can load it up with the finest supplements and organic fare, and still be out of touch with it.
Getting back to the body means doing whatever is needed to cut through our disembodied experience, which in part means a journey into and through the very pain that first drove us to dissociate from our body.
In permitting a fuller, saner embodiment of our essential nature, we make possible a deeper life for ourselves, a life in which we cannot help but breathe integrity into our stride, and develop a deep intimacy with all that we are.”
– Robert Augustus Masters
Spending the weekend getting final preparations done for next weekend's "Asana" module. In this module, we will break asana down to their foundation and learn some of the most common standing, seated, supine, prone, and inverted postures inside out. We will experience how to best achieve desired outcomes in asana through manual adjustments, deliberate placement of props, and varying lengths of time in the poses. We will also analyze common cues and popular buzzwords in yoga to improve accuracy and clarify ambiguous instructions. We will practice anatomical, emotional, spiritual, and historical cues as well as visual, kinaesthetic, and auditory cues to cater to all types of students. For each asana we examine, we will evaluate the benefits and contraindications and create a clear understanding of it's role in practice, so that asana may be chosen thoughtfully and carefully in practice. #YTTYGK#ytt#ygk#yogateachertraining#wonder#learn#integrate#share#kingstonontario#kingston_on