The Spine as an Organ of Breath
Our spines area spectacular piece of engineering. With 33 interlocking bones, 24 moving vertebrae and 139 synovial joints, it has an amazing capacity to respond and react to our every movement. In yoga our spines are at the heart of our practice – it’s a constant element in each pose, providing, as one of the central nadis – both the channel for our breath and the anatomical focus as our midline. It is both the physical and psychological centre of ourselves.
During this practical yoga workshop we’ll learn more about:
∗ the anatomy of the spine
∗ its role as housing and protector of the central nervous system
∗ how the spine responds to movement
∗ the delicate articulations which occur during each breath
Finally, we’ll explore the central question: does the spine respond to the movement of the breath? Or is the flow of the breath initiated by the movement of the spine itself?
Join Catherine for a day of subtle yet deep and absorbing explorations, in which we increase our awareness and understanding of breath and spine, and how together they form the heart of our yoga practice.
Yoga Teacher: Catherine Annis
Workshop: The Spine as an Organ of Breath
Date: 2 September, 2018
Day and Time: Sunday, 2-4.00pm
Venue: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, London W8
Booking: Please call The Life Centre on 020 7221 4602 or book online now by clicking here
Suitable for all levels
About Catherine Annis
Catherine Annis is a member of the yoga teacher training faculty and sits on the teacher advisory committee at London’s top yoga studio, triyoga, and is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga.
Originally a professional dancer, she discovered yoga as a teenager, and has been practicing for over 40 years. Having studied various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, she eventually gravitated to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.
Catherine’s daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.
She holds a Masters degree in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage practitioner, and it is this interest in the body which informs and inspires her teaching.
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