-When your scapulae are muscularly glued onto your back, you are stronger and better able to support your body weight in yoga
-A muscle called serratus anterior attaches to the medial border of the scapulae and performs this stabilizing action
-Demonstration of “Serratus Push...
-A nerve in your elbow creates the shooting pain you feel when you hit your “funny bone”
-180 degrees of extension between the ulna and the humerus is what’s considered “normal”
-People with hyperextension can extend more than 180 degrees between the ulna and humerus
-The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity (your heart) and the abdominal cavity (your organs)
-The diaphragm has attachments on the lumbar spine AND the psoas
-The superior side of the diaphragm attaches the to fascia of the heart (the pericardium) and the lungs (the two ...
The heart is the commander of the vascular system; it has has 4 chambers
Half of the heart pumps blood into the lungs for the cleanout process of oxygen to CO2
Half of the heart sends that oxygen rich blood through the rest of the body via the arteries
Arteries carry oxygen...
Tap into your inner wisdom as we combine the elements of Sthira and Sukha in this healing class. We will find strength and ease as we flow and stretch. We close our practice with a guided visualization.
-The Central Nervous System is made up of the brain and the spinal cord
-The Peripheral System is made up of the Voluntary (Somatic) Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System
-The activities of Autonomic Nervous System do not require conscious thought (digesting food, b...
B.6.3 Sympathetic Nervous System: Superhero Powers and Orange Alert
Covered in 6.3:
-The sympathetic nervous system can provide us with superhero powers in moments of extreme need
-The sympathetic nervous system has important functions and is needed in the body (it’s not “bad!”)
-Trouble occurs when the pendulum doesn’t ever swing back to parasympathetic
B.6.4 Parasympathetic Nervous System & Hacking the Nervous System
Covered in 6.4:
-Ways to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system AKA “the relaxation response”:
-Awareness of breath in the body, even in difficult situations (Chair Pose)
-Active relaxation of muscles (Savasana)
-Repetitive movements like a Sun Salutations or knitting
-Energetic dualities exist in the body
-Ida is the lunar, feminine, Yin, meditative channel
-Pingala is the solar, heated, Yang, masculine channel
-These energies criss-cross on sushumna nadi like a double helix
-The chakras reside at the points on the spine where they int...
Mentioned in the call:
Here is the Yoga Nidra from my teacher Mona. She is a teacher Kristin Leal and I have in common. She also starts with the hands => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gsvlw5XtB0 However, in this other yoga nidra, the teacher jumps all over the body and even invites in Intenti...
As humans, we’ve been conditioned to stress
Blood is shunted to the legs and arms so we can fight, flight or freeze
This causes our cortisol levels to rise exponentially
High cortisol levels are linked to fatty tissue
Constant stress means the body is not able to rest or ...
Supta Baddha Konasana
Restorative Downward Dog
Restorative Child’s Pose
Restorative Forward Folds with Bolsters
Restorative Forward Folds with a Chair
Restorative Bridge with a Bolster and a Block