Movement of Breath and Spine in Asana:
How Breathing Techniques Create Length
and Movement Through the Spinal Column
Are you interested in learning about how the experience of your forward bends can be so integrated and vital that they literally change your whole life?
In yoga, as in life, forward bends are an important movement for the spine. We need to be able to safely bend forward to tie a shoe, lift something off the floor or bend down to smell a flower. We can get there by flexing at various points of the spine, but when we involve the breath and have access to the whole spine, our forward bends can be safe, efficient, and strong.
Do you have pain when you bend forward? Not sure how much of your spine is involved in your forward bend? Are you interested in working more intentionally with your breathing in paścimatāna (forward bending) postures? Our upcoming Movement of Breath and the Spine in Āsana workshop is for you!
The workshop is a combination of learning through practice and discussion. To begin, Amanda will guide you through a yoga practice which explores breath, breathing technique, and forward bends. The discussion following it will provide time to reflect on the experience, ask questions and then learn how to apply these principles to the practices you do or you teach.
If you are looking to explore, experience, and understand the physical and energetic influence of āsana in your Yoga practice, and in your life, this workshop is for you!
The Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana is a 2-hour workshop that will take place on Wednesday, May 18th from 7 pm EST – 9 pm EST. A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal for 90 days after the live Workshop completes.
Live Online Workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 18th
Time: 4:00pm PT – 6:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET – 9:00pm ET
Duration: 2 Hours
Teacher: Amanda Green
Location: Zoom link provided upon purchase.
A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal
for 90 days after the live Workshop completes.
Expect to Explore
In this workshop we will discuss:
- The intent of paścimatāna (forward bending postures) in your Yoga practice, and how forward bending postures are informed by the movement and techniques of breathing.
- How forward bending postures influence the state of the body and mind, physically and energetically.
- The principles and specific structural and energetic dynamics of forward bending.
- How to adapt āsana for your unique needs to achieve the intended experience
Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she enrolled in a hatha yoga teacher-training program and soon after completion, she began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her teacher and mentor, Chase Bossart in 2011. At this time, her yoga practice took a turn toward a more gentle and therapeutic approach and her yoga study expanded to embrace the broader teachings of yoga. Yogic philosophy and texts, practices including āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma (breathing techniques), meditation, vedic chanting and the practical application of the tools of yoga for therapy are all a part of Amanda’s ongoing practice and study.
Amanda’s teaching style is down-to-earth, clear and practical. She candidly relates yogic concepts to life experiences. In this way, yoga practice becomes a deeply personal journey and a means to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Amanda is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy program and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She offers individual yoga therapy to students in Austin, TX and online. Amanda is a mentor to yoga therapy students in YogaWell and Yoga Yoga programs, and offers lectures and classes in her local and online community. When Amanda isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her awesome family, gardening, painting, or singing karaoke, usually out of tune.