Align Your Yoga
Align Your Life

Align Your Yoga, Align Your Life is will empower you to create yoga poses that fit you rather than you having to fit the pose. It will forever change the way you feel in your body using these revolutionary Blissology Yoga Alignment Principles.

This course is available as a Self-Guided Journey, available anytime, and as an interactive course March 4 – 25.
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We have broken down the underlying patterns of alignment so yogis can understand the principles and purpose of alignment. We can then customize the poses to suit our own individual bodies to create a pose that is therapeutic, light yet stable.

The Blissology Alignment principles you will learn in this course extend far beyond yoga postures. They will help your body function at its optimal level on and off the mat now and for years to come. Your yoga practice will be more joyous and sustainable and you will experience tangible improvements in your mental, physical and emotional health.

The overarching goal is that you can learn how to stop doing “one-sized fits all yoga,” that is governed by what the poses look like and instead understand the principles of tension and compression so that your joints are happy, your tissues are functioning at their optimal level and your mood feels expansively joyous and calm.

Yoga is a Feeling and not just a Shape

Eoin Finn

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

This course is perfect for all levels of yogis from total beginners to those who want to become certified yoga teachers on our 200 and 500 hour Blissology Path.

If you have a desire to develop a deeper understanding for how your body could feel at it’s optimal level by balancing the forces of tension and compression and making your joints last as long as possible, this course is for you! There is a lot of information but it is organized into easy to digest principles for easy absorption.

CIRRICULUM

Session 1: Introduction to Blissology Alignment Principles

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Interested in how this work developed? Watch this 30 minute video, “Align Your Yoga: From Injury to Insight.”
The goals of Alignment in Blissology Yoga. How stability to promotes relaxation. Key Patterns of Blissology Yoga. Breaking down the arches. Understanding the Pelvis. What D.U.O. means. Integrated arms. Integrated torso. Toes before Bows before Pose. Re-envisioning the Core. Using “Suspenders.” Tensegrity. The importance of the Yin force. The Wise Guide Inside. What a ‘Go Around’ Means.

Session 2: Discovering Your Core Line for a lasting relationship with Gravity

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Learn the Anatomy of the key core muscles and fascia.
Learn how to recruit them in movement.
Learn about the joints of the wrists and shoulders
A Core Line pose is one where the entire body is integrated along the midline to resist gravity in the most relaxed way.
Learn about the building blocks like the Foot Arches , The Palm Arches, and “Tree Hugger” Torso
How to use the power of adduction to create lift
How to keep the wrists and shoulders safe by dispersing the loads
Includes theory and a vinyasa flow practice to integrate the knowledge

Session 3: Back Body Stretches aka “Forward Folds”

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Learn the Anatomy of the key back body muscles and fascia.
Learn how to recruit them in movement.
Learn about the joints of the spine and how to keep them safe.
The importance of foot arches. “Toes Before Pose” Principles
Unique strategies for Yin (Gumby) and Yang (Stiffy) Body types when blackbody stretching.
The importance of integrated leg to protect knees and provide lift.
Refine the Bandhas: Using the heels and diaphragm for elongation.
How to isolate the stretch by letting go of success by reaching “end points.”
Foot Placement to increase or decrease the intensity of the stretch.
Moving from the pelvis with an elongated spine. The Manipura Loop.
How to protect the discs of spine in Back body stretch but letting go of judging success in the pose being a deep “forward fold.”

Includes theory and a vinyasa flow practice to integrate the knowledge

Session 4: Front Body Stretches make your “Backbends” feel amazing

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Learn the Anatomy of the key back body muscles and fascia.
Learn how to recruit them in movement.
Discover the joints of the spine in extension and how to keep them safe.
Why we need to stop thinking about “back-bending” and thinking about “front-body stretching.”
Yin and Yang Body Types. Not all spines are created equal
Strategies to disperse the load on joints vs concentrating them. Putting on a good front; how to use the abdominals eccentrically.
The importance of the foot arches and diaphragm for “back-bending.” Pressing forward up and then back to create tension that minimizes excessive compression in the spine.
Integrating pelvic movement with the spinal extension.
Fixing the distal places and moving the proximal.
Moving from “Dumping to Jumping;” how to decompress the spine.

Session 5: Lateral Side Body stretches aka Hip Opening and Twists:

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Learn the Anatomy of the key side body muscles and fascia.
Learn how to recruit them in movement.
Indispensable tips for Knee Safety: Discover the joints of the hips and knee and how to keep them safe.
Shifting our intention to prioritizing a stretch of the Side Body rather than how deeply we twist or fold from the hips.
How to protect the knees during “hip openers.”
Using the hands to steer the bones
Getting rid of instability that cause annoying clicks in the hip joints in all types pigeon poses.
Understanding the pelvic movements of Lateral side body stretches
The Happy Sacrum – creating poses that line up the sacrum at the S.I. Joint when they are being pulled out of alignment by a stretch.
The importance of the Sushumna Channel: Creating in and up lift using the feet and diaphragm.
Rethinking cue of “squaring the hips.”
The importance of foot arches for sustainable poses.
Customizing the poses for your bodily needs.

Session 6: The Medial Side Body: Pelvic Movements that isolate the stretch.

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Learn the Anatomy of the key medial side body adductor muscles and the surrounding fascia.
Learn how to recruit them in movement.
The importance of integrated legs: How to counter the pull adductor stretches create in a stretch to keep the knee safe.
Learning how to avoid hip impingement.
Rethinking the anchor points. The importance of moving in all three dimensions and not just collapsing.
Understanding the role of the obliques.
Staying suspended from our most upward fibers to that there is more stretch, lightness and breathing space.

All 6 sessions consist of theory and vinyasa flow practice.
Your yoga and your life will never be the same. We can’t wait to share this course with you!

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT INTERACTIVE COURSE

Friday March 4, History and Overview of the Blissology Yoga Alignment system

Tuesday March 8, Core Line Integration

Zoom Call 1 Thurs March 10 9:30 AM Bali Time = 5:30Pm PST Wed March 9

Friday March 11, Back Body Stretches

Tuesday, March 15, Front Body Stretches

Friday March 18, Lateral Side Body Body Stretches

Tuesday, March 22, Medial Side Body Stretches

Zoom Call 2 Thurs March 24 8:30 AM Bali Time = 5:30Pm PST Wed March 23

Take this course anytime as a self-guided journey or as an interactive course March 4