“Connective tissue, or fascia, is both a primary structural element and a rich source of energy in our organisms. . .[It’s] a sensitive antenna for perception and a vital source of ch’i.” – Deane Juhan –Author, Job’s Body
“A living organism is a vast sea of energy and information that flows through the myofascial system as a hologram. It is dynamic and fluid with all components, always in instant and continuous communication.” – John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T.
Enrich and deepen your yoga practice and yoga teaching by learning how to tap into the powerful energies of the myofascial system during your asana practice.
The fascial system is vital not just to our structural health, but to the health of the body as a whole. The fascial system surrounds, supports and integrates our muscles, organs and even our cells. It is a multi-dimensional system, essential to the flow of information and vital energy—prana, or chi—in the body.
Learn how to add myofascial release to your yoga practice to help remove restrictions and trauma in this vital system. The myofascial system gets limited and dehydrated over time, as trauma, inflammation or unresolved emotional holdings get lodged in the system. Myofascial restrictions hold many people back in their yoga practice.
“Many yoga students complain of a tight or stiff muscles that don’t respond to traditional stretching in yoga postures,” says webinar presenter Chrys Kub. “In these cases, the tight muscles often have myofascial restrictions that cause weakness and fatigue. These may even cause other muscles to tighten in areas of referred pain. Without addressing the myofascial system, it is difficult to return the body to a balanced energetic state.”
Discover how to tap into the myofascial system in your yoga practice. Myofascial release offers a powerful tool to enrich your own yoga practice. If you are a yoga teacher, it will give you unique techniques to help your students bring their practice to new levels of discovery and enjoyment.
Myofascial release is a powerful tool for healing body and mind. As trauma and restrictions in the myofascial system clear up, it enhances the flow of energy, information and consciousness throughout the extended body-mind. The result is a greater sense of freedom, more energy, and enhanced health and well-being.
In this therapeutically focused course, physical therapist and yoga therapist Chrys Kub goes into detail on how to create a yoga practice, which facilitates the release of myofascial restrictions.
What you will learn:
- Get a deeper understanding of the myofascial system, its importance for the body, and how myofascial restrictions or trigger points get lodged in the body over time.
- Learn how myofascial release helps the body distribute information more easily, ridding us of the blocks in energy, which create pain and dysfunction on all levels, mentally, emotionally and physically.
- Learn how healing can be facilitated through myofascial release, and learn new techniques to incorporate in your own practice, in the practice of your students and clients to integrate myofascial release in one’s yoga practice.
- Discover how to integrate myofascial unwinding and direct myofascial release techniques using a foam roller and other props.
- Become familiar with Yapana YogaTM, a style of yoga developed by Leeann Carey, which combines deep mind-body principles with advanced yoga teaching methods. Yapana means the support and extension of life, and it incorporates numerous ways to prepare the body for poses held dynamically and restoratively for greater therapeutic effect.
- Explore new techniques to incorporate in your own practice, in the practice of your students and clients using Yapana with integrated myofascial release.
The course also Includes:
- Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video with Chrys on Yoga for Myofascial Release – Awakening the Core.
- Recordings of Both Webinar 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 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.
This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.