Yogic Inquiry Introduction

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Lori Zucker

Lori S. Zucker, PT, DPT, MA, CYT has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and a dedicated yogi since 2001. She is primarily a clinician who has been integrating complementary therapies, yoga, and yogic pri...
Yogic Inquiry is an ongoing series that goes deep into applied anatomy for yoga students and teachers. Each module is based on three steps: 
1. Examine 
2. Apply 
3. Devise. 
We are using the lens of anatomy and physiology to Examine specific regions of the body, particular āsanas and vectors of movement. Apply is seeing this knowledge laid out within a yoga class both as a slow and methodical approach and as a vinyasa. Devise is the time for unpacking what you learned, it's time for you to become creative in problem solving and sequencing. 

The Shoulder will be our first area of Yogic Inquiry
Shoulder problems are complicated because people can't see their shoulder.  They know where it is but it's not like the knee or the wrist that we can watch as we work. There are several joints that make up the shoulder and the shoulder blade is on the back of the body. When you can't see something, it's hard to understand it or know it well.  Most people have no idea how their shoulder blade moves and where it's supposed to be or how it might affect not only their yoga practice but the functional aspect of daily life. In this course we will focus on the shoulder joint, its movement, common injuries, safe sequencing options for rehabilitation and strengthening. 

Taught by Lori Zucker and Ellen Anderson from Yogi Anatomy along with Martyna and Jules.