627 Encinitas Blvd. , Encinitas, CA
Yoga and The Respiratory System with Leslie Kaminoff
December 9-10 @ 10:45 am - 5:15 pm
In this workshop Leslie Kaminoff, the author of the top-selling book Yoga Anatomy will cover the most essential aspects of theory and practice from his unique, anatomically-informed perspective on the breath-centered yoga of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar. The energetic phenomenon of breathing will be discussed and students will gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy, kinesiology and physiology of breathing.
This workshop will address:
How breathing occurs on every level – from cells to systems and beyond,
The basics of breath physiology,
The structure and function of the diaphragm,
The key structures involved in breathing,
How breath coordinates with and supports movement,
The misunderstood concept of “maximal oxygenation”, i.e. the truth about oxygen and carbon dioxide, hyperventilation, and metabolic loads,
The physiology of meditative states,
What anatomy is,
Western and yogic models of anatomy and physiology,
The physical correlates of the koshas, chakras, nadis and kundalini.