The demands of our computer dominated work can lead to repetitive strains of these precious structures. We'll take a therapeutic look at the elbows and wrists, learn about their anatomy and function, practice yoga asana to strengthen and mobilize the joints and address common problems. Not appropriate for those with acute or flared pain in either joint.
Healthy Living is a quarterly series taught by MYoga instructor Baxter Bell, M.D. that deepens your understanding of your amazing body while teaching you how yoga can support healthier living and aging. The Healthy LIving Series illuminates the healthy workings of the body from the ground up, with each workshop in the series focuses on a different part of the body, from the foundation of the feet through the knees, hips, lumbar spine, and finally, to the neck/shoulders.
My Achy, Breaky Back!
This session is devoted to the area of the body that tends to give us human's more trouble than any other part: the lower back. Our session will introduce us to healthy anatomy and function, and look at yoga ways of improving strength and mobility of the lower back. Not appropriate for those in acute pain.
Uncranking Those Cranky Necks. Many of us hold most our physical and mental/emotional tension in our neck and shoulders. Learn basic anatomical structure and how to open and strengthen this important yet vulnerable area of the body. We'll look at common conditions such as neck arthritis and rotator cuff strains. Not appropriate for students with acute or flared injuries.
Healthy Feet. Coming August 6th! focuses on the foundation of our structure, the under-appreciated and overused foot and ankle. We'll learn about healthy feet and how to work with troublesome conditions of the foot and ankle that can result in instability and issues in related joints of the body.
Knees, if you Please! Coming December 3! When you really look at these spindly knees, holding up the rest of the body and moving us around, you can't help but be amazed! We'll not only get to know the knee joint and supporting muscles and structures in this session, but find new ways to please our knees, so we can keep 'em healthy or heal 'em up!
Gettin' Hip to Your Hips. Students often request "hip openers", but what does that really mean? And is it healthy to "open" the hips, which have more of a role in support for human function? These questions and more will be addressed, from the perspective of structure, function and therapeutics.
Baxter Bell, MD, RYT 500, teaches yoga anatomy in advance/teacher training programs throughout the country and contributes to a regular column in Yoga Journal magazine, Doctor's Orders (http://blogs.yogajournal.com/doctorsorder/.) In addition Baxter currently teaches the integration of therapeutic applications of yoga with Western medicine, lecturing to health care professionals around the country and employing yoga asanas and pranayama in his medical acupuncture practice. In addition, Baxter is an advocate for healthy aging through his blog at www.yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com and co-teaching of Healthy Aging Intensives.