Marcia Monroe Class Description (Do Yoga Festival)
- Created on Monday, 02 December 2013 13:09
In these classes Marcia will focus on how to modify basic yoga asanas (postures) for each individual's scoliosis, in sequences which promote lengthening of the spine, stability, mobility, balance, strength, sensitivity and awareness of the breath.
The Iyengar method is an in-depth approach to yoga known for its central emphasis on correct musculo-skeletal alignment. Regular practice releases patterns of back pain and discomfort due to asymmetries, stress and general stiffness/weakness of the back.
The following classes are appropriate for those with scoliosis and asymmetries who have no previous Iyengar yoga experience, as well as yoga students and teachers who would like to learn about these conditions.
Please consult your physician prior to attending the classes. These classes are designed for students with functional physical conditions.
The six classes will be built upon an evolutionary sequence on specific group of asanas modified for working with the tridimensional aspects of scoliosis, asymmetries, and back care.
Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Thursday, March 6, 12:30-14:45
Theme: Supine, prone, side lying postures.
The experience of gravity offers a direct perception of the many layers of physical asymmetries and promotes the condition to enhance sensitivity and self study of one’s alignment. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Thursday March 6, 17:15-19:30
Theme : Standing Postures
The importance of the feet in standing postures: The feet and extension of the legs and are the foundation to access asymmetries and to improve the health of the spine.
The standing postures are crucial postures to improve the position of the body in space, balance, length, symmetry and asymmetries, stability, mobility, strength and sensitivity of the breath. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Friday, March 7, 2014: 18:00-20:15
Theme : Seated Poses-Forward Extension
A basic sequence of postures to improve spinal extension in forward bending postures to quiet and internalize the mind and vitalize the organic body. Postures might be modified accordingly. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Saturday March 8: 18:00-20:15
Standing and Seated Twisting Asanas
This will be a very basic sequence to vitalize the organic body as well as to work with the individual scoliotic curves and asymmetries, and back care. Postures might be modified accordingly. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Sunday, March 9
Abdominal and Back Extension Asanas
A preparatory sequence to connect with the deeper layers of the pelvic and abdominal muscles that vitalizes the organic body and prepares for the beginning stages of back extension. Postures might be modified accordingly. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts
Sunday, March 9 17.15-19:30
A sequence based on supine, supported inversions, savasana and breath awareness to release physical, organic , mental tensions and discomfort caused by one’s asymmetries. Each student needs to bring 3 blankets, one bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts