Yoga for the Back: Spine Anatomy for Lifelong Back Health

Course Info

Class Length:
Two One Hour Sessions Plus Yoga Practice Video
Level:
All Levels
Price:
$87.00
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Anita Boser

Anita Boser Alignment is Anita’s profession, both in her practice as a Hellerwork Structural Integrator and as a yoga teacher.  She believes that alignment is more than good posture; she has found it to be a path to greater awareness, self-discovery, healing, and profound living. For years Anita...
Yoga for the spine

Free your spine and feel your energy flow.  As the central pillar of the body, free movement of the spine is vital to asana.  Additionally, blockages in the spine restrict the flow of energy/prana.  This online continuing education yoga workshop will give yoga therapists and teachers an in-depth understanding of the spine, knowledge of common back conditions, and tools to facilitate more functional movement for students.

Learning about the spine will give you greater appreciation for how backbends, laterals and twists get to the core of experience and how yoga changes holding patterns.  In addition to exploring how the healthy spine moves through poses, we explore yoga solutions to common spine problems.

What You Will Learn:

  • How the spine works

  • The spine’s true range of motion—and what makes it possible

  • What motions cause spinal injury—and how to prevent them

  • Asanas that improve spinal flexibility and strength

  • Modifications for common spinal diagnoses

Session One

Get to know the spine’s structure and possibilities.  Learn how the 25 bones, 125+ joints, supporting ligaments and multitude of muscles and connective tissue create a nearly infinite palette of movement—and how improper movement creates injury.  By learning how each vertebra facilitates movement, you’ll understand the spine’s design and how to help your students progress into deeper bends and twists.

Session Two

With an understanding of how the spine is meant to work, we look at common spine problems, from bulging discs to stenosis, and how to modify asanas to facilitate healing.  We discuss the anatomical basis of low back pain and the tools of yoga to address them.

This Premium Course Also Includes These Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice Video: An hour long practice starts by creating an internal awareness of the body’s central support, the spine.  Then systematic sequencing safely develops range of motion in laterals, twists, backbends and forward bends.  In addition to common asanas, the practice will include a few unique undulations to facilitate deeper awareness and movement.

  • Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of both webinar sessions (both MP3 and MP4), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.