Remedial Yoga

Remedial Yoga

                                              Adho Mukha Virasana

Tuesdays: 5.00 p.m. – 6.15 p.m

4 Week Syllabus ~ COST: $75 

The Remedial class is slow paced and through the use of props, problems areas can be successfully addressed. Students need to committ to attending all 4 sessions. The blocks are limited to a maximum of 10 students.

Initially you rest in supported, passive poses which promote good postural alignment. After your muscles have relaxed, more active, but modified poses are performed. 

SStudents’ issues will largely guide the content of the class.tudents’ issues will largely guide the content of the class.Students’ issues will largely guide the content of the class.

Schedule for 2020

Remedial Class: 4 week syllabus

 Term 1

Healing Back Pain

i)  4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Feb 

ii)  10th, 17th, 24th & 31st March

Your whole body affects your back. The mechanical function of your spine affects and is affected by alignment, flexibility and strength of many parts of your body, especially your arms and legs.

Approach to back rehabilitation: Access posture, strength and flexibility. Learn relaxation techniques, become sensitive to correct movements to prevent pain. Reverse destructive cycles of pain and poor body mechanics.

Booking is required as there is a maximum of 10 students

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Term 2 

The Shoulders, Arms and the Neck:  

 i)  28th, April & 5th May

 ii)  26th May, 2nd, 9th & 16th June

Stiffness in the shoulders incapacitates the arms. If the shoulder blades and collar bones are not efficient they affect keeping the trunk erect, resulting in poor posture.

If the head is pulled forward due to poor posture, compression is felt resulting in pain and tension in the neck and throat.  The thoracic vertebrae becomes tight and immovable.

The classes include poses which help students relax muscles, stretch the arms and most importantly give more mobility to the upper back.  

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Term 3 

Moving the Hips :

i) 21st, 28th July & 4th, 11th Aug 

ii) 25th Aug & 1st, 8th 15th Sept

The hip joints control the direction, speed and quality of the movement of the legs. They act together with the groins. When the hips are stiff, the groin is hard and the lower back becomes rigid. 

Learning to move the hips in various directions is accomplished through the standing poses and leg stretches.   

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 Term 4

The Knee Joint:

i) 13th, 20th, 27th Oct & 3rd Nov

 The knee has three distinct movements, hinge, glide and rotation and it is rare that we use the knee without the hips and ankles.

We look at bringing the knees into structural alignment with the feet, shins, thighs, hips and sacrum and to creating space behind the knee joint. Also poses to help strengthen the muscles around the knees.  

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ii) Relaxing the head

17th & 24th Nov & 1st & 8th Dec

When the mind experiences stresses, anxieties, work pressures or emotional upsets, the repercussions are mainly felt in the head.  

In Yoga the first step is to relax the body in simple supported poses. Lying down eases the body and with support breathing is encouraged. When the head rests on a support tension in the face and front brain relieves strain. .TThhe head becomes

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