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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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Anatomy for Yoga by Paul Grilley is a DVD that changed the way students and teachers viewed each asana. In this yoga anatomy online course, Bare Bones of Yoga, he goes further in demonstrating how to best teach poses by using actual human bones and live models. Download this course now to better understand your yoga practice.

The use of human bones in this anatomy for yoga online course gives an incredible visual to show the advantages of positioning the body in certain ways. It also reinforces the fact that no two bodies are exactly alike, and thus no two bodies should be expected to perform any yoga pose in the exact same way.

This yoga anatomy online course covers specific poses such as corpse pose, warrior pose, cobra pose, butterfly pose, and spinal twists. You’ll see these poses like you never have before: acted out with human bones so you can see the details of how the skeleton is set in these positions.

This anatomy for yoga online course is great for students and teachers alike. Try this yoga anatomy online course today to understand each pose on a new level and improve your practice from the inside out.

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 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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