Bone Yoga and Bone Yoga Bodywork
“The focus of my work is to help people find, for themselves, new ways to be present in the world with more ease”.
The combination and the interplay of Bone Yoga and Bone Yoga Bodywork is taking Paul’s work to new exciting places. This exploration is deeply refreshing and offers the potential for endless creativity.
“I’m loving my work and my teaching more than ever. I’m constantly learning and it motivates me.”
Session 1: Bone Yoga
Bone Yoga focuses on our skeletal system, bones, joints, ligaments and fascia. This includes the energetic and emotional vibrations that are held within the bones and tissues of the body.
Bone Yoga uses gentle movement sequences that focus on and engage the joints. Particular importance is placed on the range of motion of our joints which are determined by the architecture of the joint itself and the tension and vibration in the ligaments and fascia.
The yoga and gentle somatic engagements move within the easeful range of motion of our joints. For many, this will give a new dimension of safety and stability to yoga.
The slow, mindful engagement in Bone Yoga allows the opportunity to feel and adjust the way we move and introduce clearer patterns of movement in the body. This has the potential to change default physical and emotional patterns. Bone Yoga engages, stimulates and activates every bone, joint, tendon, ligament and major muscle group.
Bone Yoga can be used therapeutically on its own and in conjunction with other yoga and physical/energetic practices.
Bone Yoga can help to develop your relationship with your body mechanics and functioning, assist with postural alignment and help with ease of movement.
Bone Yoga is mindful, restful and restorative, and has been beautifully described as "Yoga from the inside out".
Bone Yoga is an exploration and an opportunity to discover our bone energy through working with the breath, mind and movement: it develops our relationship with our core self, held in our bones
Session 2: The Skeleton
We will be exploring the skeleton in parts and as a functioning whole.
- The Axial skeleton, our core, our support, and the energetic significance.
- The Appendicular skeleton, our relationship with ourselves, our environment and others.
- Who are we and how are we.
- Bone Yoga meditation.
- Rib cage breathing.
- Exploring standing in relationship and how we can be present with less effort and more ease.
- Qi Gong movement to support our skeleton.
Session 3: The Spine
- Exploring the 6 Curves of the Spine, Occiput, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum and Coccygeal, including the vertebral bodies, the disc’s, joint facets, orientations, kinesiology, articulations, functions and their interconnectedness.
- Connections between the Odontoid Process, our sitz bones and feet.
- The energetic dynamics of the spine and how we can use the inbuilt energy to support movement.
- Movement in relationship to the facet angles, the range of motion of the joints, with particular focus on the engagements of the ligaments.
- Qi Gong movement to support our relationship with our spine.
Session 4: Bone Yoga Bodywork
In this fascinating hands on experiential workshop we will explore the importance of skilled conscious touch. Paul will share with you principles of engagement and how we can work with many yogic principles to support our healing touch.