GERT VAN LEEUWEN | FLEXBAND | 368 PAGES | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

 

 



Critical Alignment Yoga is the reference work of the renowned Critical Alignment yoga method, through which the practitioner learns to relax his body, build deep core strength and find new ease of movement. ‘Critical’ means ‘accurate, precise’ and ‘alignment’ refers to all parts of the body being positioned correctly. 

 

In yoga, even seasoned practitioners have the habit of working the body from the surface layers of muscle. The muscles are linked to will power and discipline, and working hard on the mat can create unhealthy strain in the body. Author Gert van Leeuwen teaches his unique sequences of standing postures, inversions, forward bends, backbends, twists, and pranayama to get you to optimal alignment and ease. Each thoughtfully sequenced practice is meticulously illustrated so that you can keep this book at your side while you practice.

 

 

 

 

Core topics include:

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-          The role of the skeleton in movement chains and sequences

-          How to enhance the body’s mobility and deepen body awareness

-          Cultivating a meditation  and pranayama practice

-          Instructions and refinement: inversions, standing postures, forward bends, backbends,
           twists, seated postures

-          Planning lessons for a home practice or a studio environment

 

 

Gert van Leeuwen (1954) is the founder of the Bharata Yoga studio in Amsterdam. He teaches the Critical Alignment method at workshops and teacher trainings throughout North America and Europe. He was a student of Norman Sjoman, who was an early student of B. K. S. Iyengar.

 

 

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