All of the programs below focus on some element of body awareness and its counterpart, control. The exercises are clearly defined with instructions on where to place your awareness so that you learn your body, one relationship at a time.
Being in the flow is another name for "being present." In Know to Flow I explain my methods for getting into the flow easily. I also talk about how flow and it's opposite mindstate, thinking, can be used together to make learning a more enjoyable experience.
Very few of us are taught how to direct our awareness while balancing.
Balance Basics shows you how to access the information provided by your bodies built in sensors. And it teaches you how to interpret that information so that you can find balance and stay balanced.
The hip control guide teaches you how to feel and control the deep muscles of the hip joint. Learn to activate and feel these muscles through a range of basic leg positions.
Yoga Basics 1 focuses on clearly defined friction and pushing actions to develop body awareness and control
Yoga Basics 2 builds up on these actions with a focus on resisted actions to create sensation and stability.
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Improve shoulder awareness, stability, flexibility and strength. Simple and progressive exercises that develop awareness first, and then teaches you how to use that awareness while strengthening, stretching or otherwise using your shoulders.
Dance of shiva is a set of positions and movements that improves upper body coordination and balance. It also improves focus and concentration.
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Develop basic body awareness and muscle control for the spine, pelvis, hips and shoulder blades to make wheel pose (and other poses) easier to learn.
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If you want to maintain joint health, mobility and longevity, feel and use your muscles.
And these 5 sensational yoga routines (for beginners) show you how.
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Using friction, you can create stability and increase strength.
It also allows you to apply strength with awareness and control.
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Work from the ground up to create stability, using your feet, your hands (or some combination of both).
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The "kua" or hip crease offers you a simple way of accessing your psoas and your gluteus maximus.
It's just a simple line, but it provides a reference that you can use to help stabilize and control your hips in nearly every conceivable hip position.
Part 1 of 6. Unify your body with clearly defined action vectors. Learn to clearly direct your efforts.
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Part 2 of 6. Improve foot muscle control and proprioception for better knee and hip control.
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Part 3 of 6. Learn basic muscle activation via friction. Strengthen arms, legs, core.
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Part 4 of 6. Learn basic muscle and joint activation via pressure. Improve knee and hip joint stability, awareness and control.
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Part 5 and 6 of 6. Learn direct muscle activation of thighs and hips in part 5. Improve hip bone and long hip muscle control in part 6.
Muscle control could be thought of as a way of learning to feel your anatomy, and that includes bones, joints and muscles.
Sensational Leg Anatomy is a series of 5 minute or less videos each an exercise or set of exercises to help you both feel and control individual groups of muscles in your legs using simple muscle control exercises.
Exercise progressions are make it easy for you to learn to feel your anatomy by starting with bigger muscles, and from there learning to feel your joints, and bones with special attention payed to learning to feel your hip bones.
Not only will you learn to feel your muscles, you'll also learn to self adjust, for optimum muscle activation.
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Muscle Control not only helps you to better control your body, it helps you to better feel it.
Muscle control is the primary way that you feel your body.
As an example, each time you focus on your breath, the "feeling" of your breath is created by muscles activating and relaxing.
The following collection of ebooks and video workshops are all designed to help you better feel and control your body. And the techniques used are much like those used when learning to feel your breath.
Opt 1 (ebooks):
Option 2 (+vids):
Option 3 (+vids):
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Reasons for working on muscle control and proprioception include:
For myself I accidentally discovered one particular muscle control technique in the process of trying to work around knee pain. It required me to be aware of what I was doing but in the process I discovered that this same technique can also help improve flexibility.
The trouble is, it doesn't work for everybody.
And so when teaching muscle control for flexibility I've found it best to teach a wide variety of muscle control techniques so that you can pick from among them.
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It's easy to think of muscle control as a brute force technique for controlling the body. However, muscle control is actually a requirement for proprioception. If we didn't have muscles we wouldn't be able to feel our body. Muscles don't just move our body. They allow us to feel it.
These 6 routines help you to learn muscle control mindfully. You can then be more present in your body while doing yoga, or anything else where muscles are active.
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