Module 3: HAND, HAND, FINGERS, THUMBS: Anatomy & Asana for Kids
- Biopsychosocial Living
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Asana Lab
The body is continuously sending us messages that the energy of our feelings, emotions, mind, and spirit, unfortunately, tune out. Our time together will focus on learning to tune into these messengers in order to transform our awareness of what’s happening in our own bodies so that we can better understand what’s happening physiologically in the lives of the young people we care for and serve. We’ll also examine the differences between functional and aesthetic yoga and how these differences inform how we model and teach young people.
The session includes an introduction to the foundations of asana and will contain several opportunities to explore physical practices to enhance mind, body, and spirit. Key module activities include an introduction to childhood development, an examination of skeletal variation, an asana lab and practices, and a discussion and practice of ways to incorporate functional anatomy into the parenting, teaching, counseling, and service to young people.