Course program in Rehabilitation and Sport part A

This course A  will help in the understanding of the classification of asana’s based on the anatomical structure of the body and developmantal kinesiology, the range of motion the spine has in relation to its central and  peripheral networks, and the effects this has on the overall integrity of the nervous system, musculoskeletal,  fascial and endocrine system. The foundations of DNS is firmly established throughout yoga asana’s, helping the practitioner to achieve symmetrical muscle balance and centration of the joints to create functional integrity with postural stabilisation.

10.00 – 11.30am History of yoga, basic principles of Iyengar yoga, basics from DNS (function of diafragma, pelvic floor , abdominals, functional centration in the joints). Integration of DNS through yoga asanas. Indications, contraindications. Props used in Iyengar yoga demonstration.

11.30am – 1.00pm  An introduction to the foundations of standing asanas (practice)

1.00-2.00pm Launch break

2.00 – 4.00pm  Kinesiology of the pelvis, isolated movements in the hip joint with their associated muscle interplays. Practicing of standing asanas.

4.00 – 6.00pm Practice of standing asana’s and an introduction to the sitting asanas. Correcting different presentations in clinical diagnosis.

2nd day

9.00 – 11.00am  Forwardbends and mobility of the hip joint. Kinesiology of  trunk flexion.  Important principles of forward bends and understanding the common mistakes.

11.00. – 1.00pm Forwardbends cont. Use of props, indications/contra-indications for different clinical diagnosis

1.00-2.00pm Launch break

2.00 – 4.00pm  Fundamentals of twisting asanas and their axis of rotation. Indications/contraindications, and the use of props.

4.00 – 5.00pm An introduction to Pranayama (the science of the breath) and its use in therapy.

3rd day

9.00 – 11.00am  Introduction to backbends. Kinesiology of back extensions and their muscle interplays. Preparing the torso for backbends.

11.00 – 1.00pm Backbends cont. Indications/contraindications, use of props

1.00-2.00pm Launch break

2.00 – 4.00pm  Introduction to inversions and the anatomy of the poses. Indications/contraindications, use of props

4.00 – 5.00pm Pranayama, relaxation

4th day

9.00 – 11.00am Summary of all the basic fundamentals for yoga asanas. Linking of motor patterns in standing, sitting, forward and backward bends. Examples of  implementing yoga asanas to help with the treatment in different clinical cases clinical e.g. lower back pain ,hip pain, scoliosis, pregnancy.

11.00 – 1.00pm The Art of Balances

1.00-2.00pm Launch break

2.00 – 4.00pm  FAQ, Dynamic class

4.00 – 5.00 pm Pranayama, meditation