34: A Creative Use of Props with Guest Teacher Trina Altman

Trina Altman is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. Her book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning From Rehabilitation Back Into The Yoga Studio is slated to be published by Handspring Publishing in December 2019.  Check out our previous interview to get to know more about Trina and her Yoga Deconstructed approach in Episode #3.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why it can be helpful to add more stability, strength and motor control into our asana classes.
  • The difference between local stabiliser muscles, global stabiliser muscles and global mobilizing muscles.
  • Some of Trina’s favorite props to bring into a yoga class in a non-traditional way.
  • Some cues that help students to support themselves in the poses rather than sinking in their joints.

Here’s some examples of exercises for the local stabilizers:

Here’s some examples of exercises for the global stabilizers:

Here’s some examples of exercises for the global mobilizers:

Here’s the link for the Adductor Slides video and here’s the link for Trina’s Pilates Style magazine article with 8 blanket slide exercises.

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