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Anatomy for Yoga - Bare Bones of Yoga

Paul Grilley - 95 minutes Broadband and Flash Required

Internationally acclaimed yoga teacher Paul Grilley demonstrates how the wide range of normal skeletal variation affects yoga postures using comparisons of actual human bones along with live models. This workshop is a must for all maturing students and teachers of yoga. Order now and deepen your knowledge and practice with, Bare Bones of Yoga.

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Paul Grilley's Anatomy for Yoga has become a paradigm-shifting modern classic in the years since it became Pranamaya's first-ever release. Now Paul is building on the concepts first presented in that DVD in an exclusive yoga training workshop that uses examples of actual human bones to dramatically convey the wide range of skeletal variations that are normal and encountered in every yoga class.

The consequences of these variations are then demonstrated by live models in common yoga postures. Learn to understand your own unique skeletal anatomy and that of your students. Free yourself from the habit of comparing your yoga practice to anyone else's!

Topics in this exclusive Anatomy for Yoga - Bare Bones of Yoga Workshop include:

  • • Tension vs Compression

  • • Abduction of the Femur: Butterfly Pose and Spinal Twists

  • • Torsion of the Tibia: Corpse Pose

  • • Torsion of the Humerus: Push-Up Pose

  • • Flexion of the Humerus: Warrior Pose

  • • Extension of the Lumbar Spine: Cobra Pose

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Good Presentation Review by Daniel
This is a good presentation that goes into the natural differences of the human bone structure. It makes a good point that people will not respond the same when you give them certain alignment cues, because their structural differences. But I would have liked to see more examples of applications in different asanas. (Posted on 9/5/2010)
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Awesome! Review by Denise Kaufman
Paul has taken his work to a whole new level in this awesome course. I wish I could wave a wand and have it shown in every yoga studio in the world. It would prevent injuries (both physical and psychological) and open the doorway to deep freedom and wisdom in peoples's practice.
Thank you, Pranamaya, for this brilliant offering!! (Posted on 9/2/2010)
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Approachable and Useful Review by Jessica
I'm a huge fan of Paul's work and this is a great, easy to use lecture covering several key joints, their movement patterns, and how individual's practice is influenced in foundational asana by their skeletal structure. Not as overwhelming as the full Anatomy for Yoga DVD, this is an essential resource for teaching basic classes and poses. (Posted on 8/17/2010)
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About Paul Grilley

Paul Grilley

A well-known master of yin yoga, Paul brings a thorough grounding in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga as well as anatomy and kinesiology to his teaching, which integrates the Taoist yoga of martial arts master Paulie Zink and the Chinese meridian and acupuncture theories of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Paul's book, Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice, explains how yin yoga can teach us to relax, be patient, be quiet, and focus on the skeleton and its joints—a necessary counterpoint to today's more ubiquitous muscular yoga.

Paul began to study yoga after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. He holds a master’s degree from St. John's College in the study of the Great Books of the Western World, and he enjoys reading about esoteric subjects and science, continuously looking for ways to bridge the two.

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