My workshop with Tom Myers!
I recently attended an anatomy workshop with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. For two days, I was a student! I took notes, learned new things and assimilated them into new ideas to help you feel healthy, strong and pain-free!
Using a Chair as a “Prop”
As the founder of Yoga Vista and a pioneer in accessible Yoga for Seniors and people with mobility challenges, I do a lot of Yoga in a chair. Above all, it’s the “prop” I use most often to teach Yoga and educate our clients, because it is accessible to almost everyone. No matter if you can stand or not, if you can stand with or without support, or if you can run circles around a chair, the most important things I am sharing are creative and different ways to move. And why is that so important?
What is Vector Variation?
Tom’s teachings continually reinforce the need for our bodies to move in different and variable ways. Moreover, “varying the vectors” of how we move keeps our minds and bodies healthy because we are challenging ourselves. In short, doing familiar things in a new way stimulates resilience in our joints, freedom in our range of movement, and agility in the mind.
Are you ready to get off the gym machines, stop doing the same 20-something Yoga poses and explore “vector variation” for yourself? If so, here’s a video to get you started!