Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana:
Nourishing Prāṇā through Twists
Experience twists that are so integrated and vital that they literally change your whole life!
Emotions and experiences get stuck in the body and create blocks that influence our quality of life both physically and energetically. In our Yoga practice, twists help cleanse the body of impurities and allow prāṇa to flow.
But first we need to understand how to move into a twist efficiently and effectively in order to invite the whole spine into the process. Once the spine is integrated, free of tension and mobile areas are stabilized, we can fully participate in our experience.
Our practice becomes a doorway into a web of subtleties that exist within our body, mind, breath, emotions and spirit. And as we begin to lean into this introspective journey, we often find ourselves left in awe only to discover the vast possibilities encompassed within our practice.
‘Twists can help us transform. We take what is nourishing and let go of what is not. This is a natural-unfolding process.’ -Amanda Green
The Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana: Nourishing Prānā through Twists will discuss the relationship between the spine and the breath, and its influence in the movement of prāṇa. Students will learn how to integrate the entire spine to build a foundation for practice that creates a clear connection to the positive flow of prāṇa.
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 the foundations of how to move into a twist safely and efficiently. 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: Nourishing Prānā through Twists is a 2-hour workshop that will take place on Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm 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: Tuesday, January 31st, 2022
Time: 4:00pmPT/7:00pmET – 6:00pmPT/9:00pmET
Duration: 2 Hours
Teacher: Amanda Green
Location: Zoom link provided upon purchase.
A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal after the live Workshop completes.
Expect to Explore
In this workshop we will discuss:
- How twisting postures influence the state of the body and mind, physically and energetically.
- The intent of twisting postures in your Yoga practice, and how twisting postures are informed by the movement and techniques of breathing.
- The parts of your spine that move easily and the ones that don’t. This will help you to know what to focus on when you practice.
- 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 immediately began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her 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.
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.