YOGA ANATOMY COURSE – immersion (4 sessions)
Sunday, March 7, 2021 Cost: 300SEK – 1000SEK
12:00 - 14:30
Would you like to learn more about anatomy from a yoga perspective? This immersion course provides the opportunity to explore and learn useful information about anatomy for your asana practice. On four Sundays in the spring of 2021 Sara Alenius takes participants through the most important aspects of anatomy for yoga practitioners. You may choose to attend individual sessions or attend the full course.
Dates: 7/3, 28/3, 9/5, 23/5 at 12-14:30 (detailed programme below)
Teacher: Sara Alenius
Price: SEK 300 / session
Package price: 1000: – / 4 sessions including course material
Book / pay: email to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 7: Basic anatomy
We look at how a joint works, what passive and active structures are and how to practice yoga in a sustainable way long-term.
March 28: Lower extremities: foot, knee and hip
We examine the anatomy of the foot, and explore the concept of “Pada Bandha”. We also study the anatomy of the knee and how to reduce the risk of knee injuries in movement and practice. The session also covers the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, how we can increase both mobility and stability in the hip region in a gentle way.
May 9: Torso: pelvis, SI joint and spine
The session covers the anatomy of the back and the SI joint. We explore what bandhas are and why these are important in yoga practice and daily life. We uncover concepts such as dermatoma and degeneration and how you can learn to differentiate between muscular and neurogenic pain.
May 23: Upper extremities: wrists, shoulders and neck
The final session focuses on the anatomy of the wrist and how to reduce possible the strain on the wrists in yoga practice. We also look at the anatomy of the shoulder and neck region and to create stability in this area.
Sara Alenius has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2009 and is Authorized Level 1 by R. Sharath Jois in Mysore. Sara has also attended Richard Freeman’s month-long teacher intensive and continues to deepen her knowledge in yoga with a focus on both anatomy and yoga philosophy. Sara is a professional Physiotherapist and has studied anatomy, physiology, neurology and sports medicine at Lund University. She is also a qualified massage therapist. Sara currently studies a master’s degree in Public Health at Lund University