Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement
Foreword by Thomas Myers
- ISBN: 9781909141018
- 2015, 376 pages
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Fascia, Anatomy and Movement seeks to bridge the divide between the application of classical anatomy and real-life experiences of practicing and teaching yoga. This book presents fascia as the tensional network of connective tissues, the fabric of the human form. Research into fascia is revealing a whole new context for understanding the human body both at rest and in motion. Whatever your style of yoga. Fascia, Anatomy and Movement makes sense of the experience of the moving body in and beyond the yoga classroom. It is a groundbreaking and invaluable resource in the contemporary art and science. The book is written in straightforward and accessible language, and is divided into three parts: Part 1 examines recent research and the paradigm shift from the classical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system to the new perspective the fascia provides. Part 2 applies this perspective to the practice of yoga with clear descriptions of techniques, exercises and plenty of illustrations. Part 3 considers the metaphysical aspect of yoga and the hidden geometry of our biotensegrity architecture as a metaphor for consciousness. Fascia, Anatomy and Movement is intended primarily for Teachers, but can be adapted for use with Pilates or other movement training programs. Therapists working in the fields of sport, dance, and movement therapy as well as manual practitioners will all find the book enhances their approach to practice.
Joanne Avison is co-founder and director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School, (AOCY) accredited worldwide by Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Federation of India, European Yoga Alliance and IPTI. She holds E-RYT500 status, (“E” denotes Experience) with many thousands of registered teaching hours over the last two decades, accumulated all over the world since she started yoga teacher training in 1995. Joanne is also a Professional Structural Integrator (IASI) and as an early graduate of Tom Myer’s KMI school (1999-2001), became a Certified Teacher of Kinesis, before designing the yoga teacher training programme. Her considerable experience in both movement and manual therapy inspired the school’s unique approach to yoga and anatomy. Joanne is also a CMED Graduate (2004) and has studied extensively in human development as well as specialising in soft tissue and the links between archetypal behaviour and physiology. Her intensive studies include Human Dissection and movement research in Fascial Fitness with Robert Schleip. She is a certified Craniosacral Practitioner and her early background in art & design always informs her lively approach to teaching and learning. Her workshops and webinars are extremely informative, down-to-earth and practical. She devotes a lot of her time to the Diploma Course in The Art of Contemporary Yoga &the Science of Body Architecture. The 1 – 2 year certification is renowned in the UK and Europe for the highest qualification of Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Teachers. The course includes Applied Anatomy, Ancient Far Eastern Psychology, Restorative and Dynamic Yoga. Joanne currently teaches regular workshops and Webinars around the world on Structural Anatomy and Fascial Fitness.