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Anatomy for Yoga - Shoulder Stand

Paul Grilley - 113 minutes Broadband and Flash Required

Building on the master teaching presented in his groundbreaking Anatomy for Yoga DVD, Paul Grilley illustrates the important role of skeletal anatomy when performing shoulder stand safely and to benefit your own individual anatomy. A must-have intensive training for all yoga teachers and students who want to deepen their practice.

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Paul Grilley has changed the way yoga teachers approach their classes with his groundbreaking lessons in Anatomy for Yoga. He has taken these teachings to the next level with specific areas of focus featured in Pranamaya online courses.

For example, in the Anatomy for Yoga online course Anatomy for Yoga: Shoulder Stand, Grilley breaks down how to approach the shoulder stand position from an anatomical perspective. He demonstrates the importance of the skeleton for safety in this pose and how to change the pose depending on each practitioner’s unique build.

Shoulder stand in particular is a pose that needs special attention when teaching as it places a lot of pressure on the neck, which can be dangerous if performed incorrectly. This course demonstrates how the shape of a student’s bones can influence their positioning during a yoga shoulder stand. Grilley also outlines safety concerns for this pose and gives tips on how and when to make modifications, including the use of props.

Whether you are a student or a teacher, watch this Anatomy for Yoga online course to get the most out of your shoulder stand pose in as safe a way as possible.

Highlights from Anatomy for Yoga Workshop (download/streaming) include:

  • • How the shape of your bones can affect your shoulder stand

  • • Important safety considerations for shoulder stand

  • • How and why to modify shoulder stand

  • • How and why to adjust your students in shoulder stand

  • • Use of props in shoulder stand

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About A Paul Grilley DVD Can Change Your Approach to Yoga

A Paul Grilley DVD Can Change Your Approach to Yoga

Paul Grilley’s insightful yoga DVDs and online courses break yoga down to its fundamentals and stress the importance of looking at each unique body. Since no two human bodies are exactly alike, Paul  offers that yoga cannot be taught in a uniform way; instead, it needs to be tailored to the individual and our unique bone structure.  A Paul Grilley DVD will not only inform you about yoga, it might also change the way you practice or teach it.

Paul Grilley’s Background

Paul Grilley began practicing yoga in 1979 after reading The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananada. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 where he studied and taught yoga for 12 years. In 1988 he read Theories of the Chakras by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Paul and his wife Suzee have been active students of Dr. Motoyama ever since.  

Paul started his studies of anatomy with Dr. Garry Parker in 1979. He continued his studies at UCLA where he took courses in anatomy and kinesiology. He earned a M.A. from St. John's College, Santa Fe in summer 2000 and an Honorary Ph.D. in 2005 from the California Institute for Human Science for his efforts to clarify the latest theories on fascia and its relevance to the practice of hatha yoga. He enjoys reading science and esoteric literature, trying to find connections between the two.

Paul and his wife Suzee now spend their time administrating and teaching the Yin Yoga Teacher's Training program both in the USA and abroad.

Learn from the Classic Lesson Anatomy for Yoga

The Paul Grilley DVDAnatomy for Yoga is an especially useful tool for teachers looking to gain a deeper understanding of how specific postures change depending on a specific student’s body composition. For example, a student whose arms are naturally a bit shorter may have a harder time reaching their hands to the floor in Dhandasana (staff pose). At the same time, a student with naturally longer arms may have to bend their arms to comfortably sit in this very same pose.

Yoga for Students of All Shapes and Sizes

Paul’s approach to yoga is of paramount importance when teaching yoga to students of all shapes and sizes, as well as with varying levels of physical fitness. Purchase one of his DVDs, such as the Paul Grilley DVD entitled Yin Yoga or Chakra Theory and Meditation DVD, to see how versatile your teaching style or personal yoga practice can be, and how much more welcoming this approach is to students of all types.

Quality Teaching at a Fair Price

Our media at Pranamaya is an excellent way to round out your yoga teaching style or personal yoga practice without breaking the bank. There are numerous yoga retreats, vacations, workshops, and teacher trainings that provide you with instruction from famous teachers such as those on the roster of master teachers at Pranamaya. The difference in buying one of our products is that these teachings come to you at a fraction of the price, without compromising on the quality of the instruction and your learning.

Why wait? Purchase a Paul Grilley DVD or another one of our outstanding Pranamaya products to deepen your yoga journey today.

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