ALIGNMENT BASED YOGA SCRIPT | TAMPA YOGA STUDIO
“Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance; they are at war with gravity.”
Alignment based yoga is a classical method influenced by Iyengar yoga that employs logical sequencing to teach correct actions and intricacies of asana (postures) with an emphasis on student safety. Each class builds upon the next, giving students a link to understanding the poses, how they fit together, and the tools necessary to advance to the next level and develop a home practice.
The steady practice of alignment based asana over time lessens the war with gravity on the body by bringing it back into structural alignment.
Props will be introduced to allow all students to reach his/her optimum, with an emphasis on strength building in a controlled, safe manner. This makes alignment based yoga ideal for everyone from serious sports enthusiasts, those seeking to improve stamina and prevent injury, the injured in need of rehabilitation, and those with the broader interest of improved physical fitness.
In class, each asana is demonstrated and explained first by the teacher, thus allowing students to have a mental picture of each pose and specific action before engaging in it. Time is provided, to engage, hold, and safely emerge from each posture. Instructor and student interact to modify poses such that they are safe and geared for each student’s unique needs.
Find our alignment-based class schedule here.
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