The Spine as an Organ of Breath
Join Catherine Annis on this Scaravelli yoga spine breath workshop where we will look at how the spine interacts with our body systems during yoga - Berkshire, July 2019
Our spine is a spectacular piece of engineering.
With 33 interlocking bones, 24 moving vertebrae and 139 synovial joints, it has an amazing capacity to respond and react to our every movement. In yoga our spine is at the heart of our practice – it’s a constant element in each pose, providing, as one of the central nadis – both the channel for our breath and the anatomical focus as our midline. It is both the physical and psychological centre of ourselves.
During this practical Scaravelli yoga spine breath workshop we’ll learn more about:
∗ The anatomy of the spine
∗ Its role as housing and protector of the central nervous system
∗ How the spine responds to movement
∗ The delicate articulations which occur during each breath
Finally, we’ll explore the central question:
Does the spine respond to the movement of the breath? Or is the flow of the breath initiated by the movement of the spine itself?
Join Catherine for a day of subtle yet deep and absorbing explorations, in which we increase our awareness and understanding of breath and spine, and how together they form the heart of our yoga practice.
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga
Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that benefits everyone. Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels, from beginners to those with many years of experience. Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.
It uses the breath and gravity to allow the spine to unfold like a wave, allowing the uninhibited opening and energising of the whole body. As Vanda explains in the opening page of her book “Awakening the Spine”