August 21, 2017

WHY IS THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO HOLDING HER ABDOMEN?

Karla, the photo model in my new book Pathways to a Centered Body, is using her hands as a tactile cue to sense her psoas muscle during asana. Although buried and difficult to access, she can use her mind to dive deep and visualize the psoas location, size and pathway. She has already used EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY practices to develop a direct kinesthetic sense of this important muscle so she can integrate somatic awareness of it into her yoga asana and everyday movements. WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY? Let’s face it, learning anatomy can be boring! All those bony landmarks and muscle attachments……. However, it can become a rich, multidimensional and personal event when you DIRECTLY experience physical structures. Experiential anatomy begins with an intellectual, two-dimensional understanding of anatomical structures and then leads to a felt sense of parts and systems of the body. It is a way of learning that involves […]