What are yoga adaptations?
The form of any pose can be modified depending on what you are trying to accomplish. This is called pose adaptation. Adaptation means altering the form of a pose to maximize its function. Pose adaptation is one of the most effective tools that yoga teachers have to achieve very specific structural, energetic, and mental-emotional effects. The same pose can be used for a wide variety of purposes, which makes your practice more precise and effective.
– FORWARD BENDS –
To bend forward means to flex the spine, which happens every time you move your chest toward your thighs (and visa versa).
– BACK BENDS –
Different back bends give us an opportunity to stretch different parts of the Superficial Front Line, but whatever pose we do, we need to focus on the upward life through the front of the body.
– TWISTS –
Twisting postures help realign the relationship between the shoulder girdle and the spine, and between the pelvis and the spine.
– SIDE BENDS –
Lateral bending helps to create more balance between the right and left sides of the body by working with each side individually.
– AXIAL EXTENSION POSES –
The most important aspect of all axial extension postures is to bring the spine into maximum vertical alignment while integrating all the spinal curves without strain.
– BALANCES –
The balancing poses have a great value in teaching your body how to maintain stability on an unstable base.
Most Effective Yoga Adaptations of 20 Superposes
This short book features pose adaptations for twenty of the most common and versatile yoga poses. You can use these adaptations to make your yoga practice more precise and effective for you and your students.
Yoga Adaptations: Unlock the Hidden Potential of Yoga Poses
This is a full-length book on adaptations, with more information about each pose, additional poses, extra adaptations, detailed descriptions of how the adaptations impact the body, and many sample practices.