To this point, I've been focusing heavily on the spiritual side of yoga, namely meditation and mindfulness in daily living. As many people who currently, or may eventually peruse the site are probably wondering, why haven't I discussed the physical side of yoga? There are a couple of reasons really. The last couple of years have seen a decrease in teaching and practice for me, and only in the past six months have I begun to rekindle my love of yoga and movement. Over the course of the next couple of months, you'll begin to see more posts related to functional anatomy and how it relates to yoga and movement in our daily lives.
Some topics to be covered will involve (but not be limited to) the following:
- Proper mechanics of the knees, hips, shoulders and low back
- Muscle group anatomy and how it relates to yoga
- The Fascial Properties involved in your yoga practice
- Injury prevention and how to identify potential warning signs for future injury
- Progressions and poses that 'speak' to other modalities of exercise
- Extrinsic factors like budgeting time, sleep and supplementation that's working for me in various capacities
This is more or less a bottomless well for subject matter. However, I would love to help YOU! What do you want to know more about in your yoga or fitness practice? Please reach out to me through the form below if there is a particular topic you'd rather let me do the legwork in investigating.
Eventually this will become the meat & potatoes of this blog, but as I alluded to before, I choose to write about what I am currently learning in real time. The next year holds the potential for a massage training and further deep diving into meditation education, so you can expect to see more about anything ranging from fascial movement systems to meditation practices and teachers that might be of use to EveryMan.
Reach out to me, and I look forward to posting again in the next couple of days! In the meantime, here's a video for Journey's classic craprock track, 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart):