I always cringe when a yoga teacher says, “extend straight”, for in the body there are no straight lines. Rather, there are a series of wrapping bands of connective tissue that spiral and cross throughout the body. In this class, we practice mobilizing these bands that cross at the joints, wrap along the spine, and attach the legs and arms to the trunk. When we follow the flow of these myo-fascial bands, our poses become more aligned, more stable, and provide greater orientation to the mid-line of the body.
Originally aired: April 22, 2020