Science of Stretching Webinar: Biomechanics and Emerging Perspectives

This online webinar is offered on average twice per year.  The webinar is similar to the slideshow presentation offered at the live 3-day and 5-day Yoga Biomechanics courses. Jules covers roughly 200 slides, complete with references when scientific studies are mentioned, and addresses questions in the moment via the webinar software chat function. The webinar is recorded for those that are unable to attend, but the recording only lives online for a few weeks after and is not available for download. The webinar is constantly evolving as Jules continues to research the subject of stretching, strengthening, training, adaptation, injury, rehab, and pain.  As Jules has the privilege to teach the material at studios worldwide she also adapts the material to reflect teacher’s interests and the yoga community’s needs. Includes downloadable/printable PDF handout of entire slideshow.

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Science of Stretching Webinar: Biomechanics and Emerging Perspectives

Classical asana meets current scientific research on stretching methods the Science of Stretching lecture series.  Learn introductory and continuing concepts in biomechanics and how they apply to both active and passive asana. Discuss the physiology and behavior of biological tissues and how they adapt to repeated mechanical stresses both acutely (short term) and chronically (long term). Consider how to best achieve desired outcomes in asana through directive manual adjustments, deliberate placement of props, and varying length of time in the poses. A focus on the long term adaptations through increased tissue resilience promotes gains in flexibility and mobility, developing strength and control at end range of motion, and reducing potential injury. Evaluate the benefits and dispel the myths of stretching to ultimately redefine what stretching means and what role it plays in yoga.  Jules delivers complex scientific concepts in an easy to understand and applicable way that will immediately impact the way you move. Includes downloadable/printable PDF handout of entire slideshow.

Partial list of topics up for discussion:

  • Active vs. passive yoga postures
  • Stretch tolerance
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Reciprocal inhibition and autogenic inhibtion
  • Exploring isometric and eccentric loading in asana
  • Alignment and variability
  • Tensegrity
  • Stress, strain, and time dependent outcomes

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23jul9:00 am- 5:00 pmIntro to Resistance StretchingComplete hands-on trainingMove-SF, 2863 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115Region:US - West Coast

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