Yoga for a Healthy Back – Part 2 : Addressing Pelvic Asymmetry

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Lillah Schwartz

Known as ‘”the queen of alignment,” Lillah shares the wisdom of 30+ years studying with yoga experts like BKS Iyengar, Aadil Palkhivala, Eric Small, and Matthew Sanford with students across the US to guide them toward back pain relief. Lillah ran her own studio in Asheville, NC, from 1981-2013....
Thursday, August 9 & August 13, 2018
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific

Yoga for a Healthy Back – Part 2 : Addressing Pelvic Asymmetry 

With the practice of yoga now about a dozen years into mainstream culture, yoga students and teachers are experiencing an increase in pelvic instability and asymmetry, which in turn can result in low back, hip, and knee pain.

A deeper investigation into our own practice of yoga may reveal misalignments of the hips and pelvic floor due to over stretching, muscular weakness, underlying pelvic rotations, and SI joint dysfunction.

In this 3-hr. online course, noted back pain specialist, yoga teacher, and author of Healing Our Backs with Yoga, Lillah Schwartz will share decades of knowledge, personal experience, and alignment-based techniques and demonstrate a new and objective approach to relieving pelvic asymmetry and SI joint instability. The course is designed for yoga teachers and students with any level of yoga experience.

In the lecture portion, Lillah, a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), explores different types of pelvic asymmetry and identifies 4 different types of SI joint imbalances.  Lillah’s approach offers a unique approach through the Range of Motion Tests and a set of yoga poses she uses to help each individual objectively determine the muscular balance of their pelvis. By knowing which muscles are short and which ones are long, students gain greater certainty when choosing which yoga poses to practice and which to avoid.

Lillah offers 4 separate 30-minute practice modules with clear guidance to help you understand and apply yoga poses to your particular imbalances to create harmony and relieve pain.  You will learn poses to open, tone, and stabilize the muscles of the pelvis to relieve the pain associated with an uneven gait, pelvic rotations, and SI joint disturbances.

Module 1: How to awaken the psoas and unstick the sacrum

Module 2: Poses to create pelvic and sacral stability

Module 3:  Ways to open and balance the pelvic floor

Module 4: How to use yoga poses to build much-needed muscle tone and ongoing stability.

What You Will Learn

  • Causes of pelvic asymmetry

  • How to identify the signs of sacroiliac pain

  • The relationships between the psoas and core muscles, the pelvic floor, and the posterior hip and gluteal muscles

  • Basic anatomy of the SI joints and sacrum

  • 4 main types of sacroiliac disturbance

  • Insight into reliable alignment cues to establish structural support and balance

  • Keys for observing and adjusting your alignment patterns  and those of your student’s      

This Premium Course Includes These Bonuses!

  • 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.  

Thursday, August 9 & August 13, 2018
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific

Just us live or listen to the recordings!

This course qualifies for 3 non-contact hour CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

Each session is approximately one hour long and will be recorded. No matter where you are in the world — and even if you cannot tune in at the time of the actual broadcast — you can still benefit from taking the webinar at a time that works best to you. Listen to it as many times as you like.