Functional Movement Anatomy: Essential Principles
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- Safety and Foundational Anatomy for Movement
- Critical Thinking About Human Movement
- Joint Motions & Biomechanics
- Key Tissues Types: How the Body Adapts
- Evaluate Many Myths About the Human Body
- What is "Functional" Movement?
- A yoga mat is recommended for the guided portions.
I work with health driven people to find clarity in a sea of conflicting information on health and wellness by helping them embody evidence informed fitness, yoga, and meditation methods so they can be in control of their own body and mind, and teach others to do the same.
This is a complete functional anatomy training for students of the human body who are seeking to empower themselves through a deeper confidence in their own innate power as a human being, through movement, breathing, and self awareness. This course is intended to fill the foundational requirements of teaching any student and teacher of movement everything they need to know to effectively practice yoga, fitness, sports, or anything else in an optimal way which is pain free and integrated.
After taking countless anatomy trainings of my own in the yoga, fitness, and higher educational worlds I have realized that memorization of muscles and actions is not important for understanding how a living breathing human being actually walks, runs, jumps, and moves. This training focuses on joint mechanics as the underlying axis of motion, and on principles of the various types of tissues (muscular, connective/fascia, cartilage, etc.) and how they respond to stress. You will learn to critically evaluate your beliefs about the human body, and be able to critique claims from outside sources by empowering yourself through education.
You will be confident and safe in your own skin, and be able to guide others to do the same. Thank you for joining the movement, for movement.
- Any yoga, fitness or movement student or teacher who seeks a deep understanding of the human body as it relates to yoga, strength, mobility, and safety.
This is an older video of mine to explain a term I will use very frequently throughout this training: Tensegrity. It means that the body needs to have both tension AND elasticity for proper function. Tension is not the enemy, but it is not the hero either. You need strength AND mobility. Furthermore, all tissues in the human body are connected via a complex network of connective tissue called fascia. So if you move your legs, your arms are always connected to that movement. Even moving your toes will affect your head. For more in depth understanding please read the book "Anatomy Trains" by Tom Myers.
The reason for using the old video here is because I had a great prop then which demonstrates the concept very well. Enjoy!
Follow this link: https://youtu.be/RPn63eTYwOM