The Essential Trinity of the Body: The Role of the 3 Diaphragms

Session One: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Session Two: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Plus Recorded Yoga Practice Video

Join Us Live or View the Recordings!

Join renowned yoga teacher Leslie Howard for a course exploring the vital functions of the three diaphragms of the body, along with yoga practices to enhance their health and functionality. 

This workshop suits individuals interested in understanding and optimizing their breathing, core stability, vocal performance, and overall well-being. 

The human body possesses many diaphragms, but the most fundamental are the pelvic diaphragm, the respiratory diaphragm, and the vocal diaphragm. These diaphragms are crucial for breathing, core stability, vocalization, and overall physical health. 

Also, learn how stress and emotions can impact our breathing patterns and how awareness and control of the diaphragms can improve mental and emotional health.

What You Will Learn

  • The Importance of the Pelvic Diaphragm: The pelvic diaphragm provides essential stability and support to the pelvic organs, and it plays a critical role in core stability. Participants will learn how to engage and strengthen this diaphragm to improve posture, prevent pelvic floor disorders, and support overall pelvic health.
  • The Breath of Life: The Vital Role of the Respiratory Diaphragm: Delve into the primary focus of the respiratory diaphragm, which is vital for the breathing process. Learn about its mechanics during inhalation and exhalation and how it interacts with the ribcage, lungs, and pelvic floor.
  • Unleashing Your Voice: The Vocal Diaphragm: Explore the vocal diaphragm’s role in vocalization and speech. Learn how proper diaphragmatic breathing can enhance vocal quality, projection, and stamina. Participate in vocal exercises to get an experience of the impact of diaphragmatic support on your voice.

Putting It All Together

The three diaphragms do not exist in isolation, Learn about the connection between the diaphragms, breath, and our overall well-being. In particular, we will focus on how the influence of stress and emotions can interfere with our breathing patterns and how gaining enhanced awareness and control of the diaphragms can improve mental and emotional health.

We will address common problems associated with dysfunctional diaphragms, such as breathing difficulties, pelvic floor disorders, and vocal strain. Leslie will show practical yoga exercises to alleviate these issues and improve overall diaphragmatic function.

This Course Also Includes:

  • Recorded Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice that Leslie has created for this course.
  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions (MP3 -downloadable & MP4–streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of Webinar 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.

Join Us Live or View the Recordings!

Session One: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Session Two: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Plus Recorded Yoga Practice Video

This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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Leslie Howard, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. Her own struggles with healing her pelvis led her to intense study of its anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics.

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