Keys to Individualizing Your Yoga Practice: How to Gauge Joint Compression Vs. Muscular Tightness

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Stu Girling

Stu Girling teaches yoga anatomy workshops around the world and interviews renowned yoga teachers and related professionals. Stu practices Ashtanga Yoga and teaches anatomy & physiology on Yoga Teacher Training Programs. The concept for his site arose from the search for yoga...
Monday, July 20 & Thursday, July 23, 2020 
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific

Keys to Individualizing Your Yoga Practice: How to Gauge Joint Compression Vs. Muscular Tightness

One of the most common mistakes we make in our yoga teaching and practice is approaching yoga poses as if it’s one-size-fits-all.

We all have a unique skeletal structure and if we try to fit our body into an idealized alignment of yoga poses, we risk hurting ourselves by forcing our body into shapes that conflict with the bony structure of our joints.

In this online course, yoga anatomy expert Stu Girling talks about different types of compression as it relates to the major joints of the body. Learn how to discern whether range of motion limitations are caused by bony structures that predispose you or your students to compression or whether it’s caused by muscular tightness. 


This Course Also Includes:

Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video that accompanies this course designed by Stu Girling.

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 all webinar sessions - both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

Transcripts of All 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 webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.


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

Monday, July 20 & Thursday, July 23, 2020   
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific