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Movement, Yoga, Pilates

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement, Second Edition

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‘From Anatomy to Animated Architecture, from Biomechanical to Biomotional Beings, and from Classical to Connected’ – Avison’s work speaks to all bodies, in all modalities; in a world seeking unity and connection more than ever.

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement was written partly as an appeal for yoga teachers to appreciate the depth and breadth of yoga as a science, a movement practice and a philosophy that fundamentally espouses “wholeness” as the basis of living anatomy and form. Yoga calls for unifying who and how we are; and as teachers – how we can help our clients (who are all different) move better.

Classical anatomy (in the West) divides the body into into its component parts and traditionally reduces its functionality to those parts, usually described in 2 dimensional iconic forms, founded in lever-based mechanics. In the East, such reductionism in anatomy was never espoused. Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement covers two huge bases to bridge the difference between these two approaches and to upgrade our understanding of yoga to 21st Century anatomy.

The first part of this extraordinary work recognises that the leading edge of fascia science changes all those reductionist views (anatomically and biomechanically). This is carefully explained in the first part of the book and shows how the new science of body architecture makes sense of yogic philosophy of union and wholeness. The second part of the work takes this paradigm shift and applies it in practice to the subtle understanding of the fascial architecture and how that architecture helps us move better.

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement attempts to ask questions, find suitable research and make all this knowledge and understanding practical and applicable to teachers and practitioners of a variety of movement and bodywork specialisms, including yoga. It teaches ‘posture profiling’ and the creation of ‘Class Mandalas’ to support this.

It is an essential resource for the contemporary yoga teacher.

Dedication/About the Author/Foreword to first edition by Thomas Myers/Foreword to second edition by Jill Miller/Foreword to second edition by Jules Mitchell/Acknowledgements

PART A   From Anatomy to Animated Architecture

Chapter 1        The Art of Contemporary Yoga

Chapter 2        Ancient Wisdom and New Knowledge

Chapter 3         From Anatomy to Architecture

Chapter 4         The Remarkable Human Blueprint

Chapter 5        Sensory Architecture

Chapter 6        Living Tensegrity Structures

Chapter 7        The Fascial Architexture

PART B   From Biomechanics to Biomotional Beings

Chapter 8        From Biomechanics to Biomotional Beings

Chapter 9        Curved is the New Straight

Chapter 10      The Elastic Body

Chapter 11      The Elastic Breath

Chapter 12      Archetypal Geometries

PART C   Classical to Connected

Introduction to Part C: The Compound Essence of Time

Chapter 13      Classroom Connections 1: The Basics: Sitting Up Curved

Chapter 14      Classroom Connections 2: A Simple Practice

Chapter 15      Classroom Connections 3: A Subtle Practice

Chapter 16      Classroom Connections 4: Class Mandalas

Chapter 17      Classroom Connections 5: Assessment and Adjustment Skills

Chapter 18      Classroom Connections 6: Maps: Anatomy Trains™

Appendix A     Discovering The Interstitium – Neil Theise, Physician and Scientist

Appendix B     Stretching; The Faux Amis of Yoga – John Sharkey, Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist

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Joanne AVISON

Joanne Avison E-RYT500, IASI, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners. She teaches and practices Structural Integration (Anatomy Trains 1998-2005), Yoga Therapy and Spiritual Sciences in Surat Shabd Yoga – making sense of human motion, for humans being!

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View sample pages here

‘From Anatomy to Animated Architecture, from Biomechanical to Biomotional Beings, and from Classical to Connected’ – Avison’s work speaks to all bodies, in all modalities; in a world seeking unity and connection more than ever.

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement was written partly as an appeal for yoga teachers to appreciate the depth and breadth of yoga as a science, a movement practice and a philosophy that fundamentally espouses “wholeness” as the basis of living anatomy and form. Yoga calls for unifying who and how we are; and as teachers – how we can help our clients (who are all different) move better.

Classical anatomy (in the West) divides the body into into its component parts and traditionally reduces its functionality to those parts, usually described in 2 dimensional iconic forms, founded in lever-based mechanics. In the East, such reductionism in anatomy was never espoused. Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement covers two huge bases to bridge the difference between these two approaches and to upgrade our understanding of yoga to 21st Century anatomy.

The first part of this extraordinary work recognises that the leading edge of fascia science changes all those reductionist views (anatomically and biomechanically). This is carefully explained in the first part of the book and shows how the new science of body architecture makes sense of yogic philosophy of union and wholeness. The second part of the work takes this paradigm shift and applies it in practice to the subtle understanding of the fascial architecture and how that architecture helps us move better.

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement attempts to ask questions, find suitable research and make all this knowledge and understanding practical and applicable to teachers and practitioners of a variety of movement and bodywork specialisms, including yoga. It teaches ‘posture profiling’ and the creation of ‘Class Mandalas’ to support this.

It is an essential resource for the contemporary yoga teacher.

Dedication/About the Author/Foreword to first edition by Thomas Myers/Foreword to second edition by Jill Miller/Foreword to second edition by Jules Mitchell/Acknowledgements

PART A   From Anatomy to Animated Architecture

Chapter 1        The Art of Contemporary Yoga

Chapter 2        Ancient Wisdom and New Knowledge

Chapter 3         From Anatomy to Architecture

Chapter 4         The Remarkable Human Blueprint

Chapter 5        Sensory Architecture

Chapter 6        Living Tensegrity Structures

Chapter 7        The Fascial Architexture

PART B   From Biomechanics to Biomotional Beings

Chapter 8        From Biomechanics to Biomotional Beings

Chapter 9        Curved is the New Straight

Chapter 10      The Elastic Body

Chapter 11      The Elastic Breath

Chapter 12      Archetypal Geometries

PART C   Classical to Connected

Introduction to Part C: The Compound Essence of Time

Chapter 13      Classroom Connections 1: The Basics: Sitting Up Curved

Chapter 14      Classroom Connections 2: A Simple Practice

Chapter 15      Classroom Connections 3: A Subtle Practice

Chapter 16      Classroom Connections 4: Class Mandalas

Chapter 17      Classroom Connections 5: Assessment and Adjustment Skills

Chapter 18      Classroom Connections 6: Maps: Anatomy Trains™

Appendix A     Discovering The Interstitium – Neil Theise, Physician and Scientist

Appendix B     Stretching; The Faux Amis of Yoga – John Sharkey, Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-04-0
2
436
330 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
11 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£51.00 GBP / $69.50 USD

Movement, Yoga, Pilates

Joanne AVISON

Joanne Avison E-RYT500, IASI, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners. She teaches and practices Structural Integration (Anatomy Trains 1998-2005), Yoga Therapy and Spiritual Sciences in Surat Shabd Yoga – making sense of human motion, for humans being!

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You may also be interested in:

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