One year ago I started a membership program called The BodyMind and it is now moving into its second year and we are truly excited about what’s on the horizon.
The BodyMind is a program where I teach anatomy, yoga, walking, therapeutics and more online so you can participate from the comfort of your home. You can “get the community without the commute” to quote one of the participants.
What I have tapped into with this community is a group of like-minded individuals who are focused on learning more about their body’s to help both themselves and other age well in a world that is forever putting up roadblocks to optimal health.
This week I am offering a three part video series about Posture, Perception and Breathing. These videos are filled with valuable information and actionable tips that you can employ in your own life immediately.
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In year two of The BodyMind we have more great offerings coming your way.
Every month of The BodyMind features live yoga classes, an anatomy lesson and a therapeutics workshop. And most months include a guest teacher offering perspectives on different practices and techniques.
On January 22nd, I will teach a lesson on the psoas muscle in a workshop called “The Psoas And…” where I will talk about the far-reaching effects and relationships of the amazing psoas muscle and its relationship to different parts of the body including the foot, pelvis, shoulder, jaw and more.
For example—the psoas and the big toe are intimately related; so are the psoas and the jaw—if you grind your teeth, or have tmjd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) the psoas is possibly at the root of your suffering.
The following week I will offer a therapeutics workshop on solutions for sciatica and piriformis syndrome that will cover anatomy, function and exercises that can help you to distinguish, diagnose and alleviate pain and discomfort from these two troubling issues.
Next month I will teach about the brain and offer a workshop in basic yoga fundamentals.
And you can read a few testimonials below:
I came across the BodyMind webinar while recovering from back surgery and because walking was the only activity I was allowed to do, I signed on and was immediately smitten with Jonathan FitzGordon’s style of presentation, open-mindedness to both anecdotal and scientific data, diagrams of anatomy not usually found in anatomy books, and discussions of books concerning Anatomy or Yoga both current and past. There were guest speakers that presented their views on disciplines that related to Anatomy or Yoga but not normally found at yoga studios. I have included into my yoga therapy routine exercises presented in these webinars workshops and have participated in the yoga classes offered, mostly for Jonathan’s sharp critique to keep me from overextending myself during my recovery. All of this has helped me. This concludes my specular take on Core Walking BodyMind
The BodyMind's anatomy and therapeutics workshops have enabled me to guide my yoga students into poses without throwing their entire body out of alignment all the while modifying appropriately for injuries they might be suffering from. Exploring other forms of bodywork in the BodyMind has also led me to incorporate exercises that are not specific to yoga into my classes to build a stronger muscular foundation for my students. Thanks to the BodyMind program and Jonathan sharing his vast knowledge of anatomy, movement, therapeutics and yoga, I feel that I am able to better serve all of my yoga students, be they accomplished yogis, people looking for relief from chronic pain, or novices looking to begin an exercise plan.
With his creative, articulate voice and vision, Jonathan helped me refine the way I hold my body in the most daily environments to relieve years of low-grade chronic pain. His work with posture re-patterning is both utterly revolutionary and logically accessible. For teachers and healers, Jonathan's work will shift how you see, how you stand, and how you speak in your own work and teaching.