by Tom Myers
The word “flexibility” is often associated with yoga. But what does it mean to be flexible? In this online course, Anatomy Trains founder Tom Myers walks you through the latest science on stretching, including the roles that fascia and your nervous system play, as well as common yoga injuries and postural patterns associated with both stiffness and hypermobility. You’ll learn how to work with both in your practice, or with your yoga students.
We all have either experienced injury, instability, or tightness; or we have had students who have come to us for solutions for them. This course will help you understand the basics of stretch—what anatomical systems are in play. But most importantly, body reading and postural clinics within the course will help you start to identify postural patterns in yourself and your students and adjust what you are teaching in ways that will lead to integrated wellness.
|Welcome to The Science of Stretch ||Module|
|The Anatomy of Stretch - What are You Stretching? ||Module|
|Focus on Fascia ||Module|
|Neurology of Stretching ||Module|
|Special Cases and Body Readings ||Module|
|Science of Stretch Final Exam ||Module|
|A Message from Tom ||Module|
Thomas Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains (used around the world in yoga teacher trainings) and the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. He has also produced over 35 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research. Myers has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years and is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and the Health Advisory Board for Equinox.
Based in Maine, Myers and his faculty provide continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians. He studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His Structural Integration program is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy.
You can learn more at www.anatomytrains.com.