Many Ashtanga Yoga practitioners most probably have experienced some pain or discomfort in their Shoulders / Shoulder Girdle at some point, whether that be mild discomfort, pain, joint impingement or serious injury.
Your shoulders are capable of an astonishing range of motion compared to your hip. A healthy Shoulder can move your arms forward, back, across the body, and in 360-degree circles – that's amazing.
This highly mobile joint structure is supported by a complex arrangement of soft tissue to hold it together (The soft tissue includes ligaments, which connect bone to bone; tendons, which attach muscle to bone; and muscles, which move and stabilise the bones.)
In the Ashtanga Yoga Practice, we rely on our shoulders to carry some of all of our body weight, particularly when jumping forwards or backwards, in various forms of handstanding or even in Catvare (Caturanga). If we are not careful in the way we move we can create injury or pain in the shoulder joints as they struggle to cope with the competing demands of being Stable and Flexible at the same time!
In this afternoon workshop, Andy Gill will share healthy approaches to protecting and keeping your shoulders safe and injury free in the Ashtanga practice, simultaneously stability, strength, mobility and flexibility for a pain-free experience
This workshop will include;
The anatomy of the shoulder and what a rotator cuff really is
De-bunking Yoga myths on what is healthy movement for shoulders
Sharing healthy and intelligent movement principles and exercises to increase Shoulder stability
Exploration of movement principles with common Yoga Asanas
Shoulder rehabilitation practices
This is a very much an experiential workshop. Whilst there will be an exploration of the theoretical aspects of Movement and Bandha, this is a practical workshop in which there will be plenty of opportunity to play and explore the concepts and principles Andy will share.
Contact Andy for booking at email@example.com
The cost of this workshop is only £25 (£15 concs)