Leslie Kaminoff arrives to Madrid in September

Leslie Kaminoff again visit Madrid in September. It is an educator of yoga inspired by the tradition of T. K. V. Desikachar. During more than three decades has dedicated his life to understanding the relationship of them principles fundamental of the yoga with the structure and operation of the system human.

Leslie kaminoff

In constant evolution and research, its approach to learning combines intellectual rigour, spontaneity and humor. His teaching style respects the particular shape of each student to understand the learning. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, an organization without profit in New York dedicated to individualized education, therapy, yoga and breathing. He is co - author, with Amy Matthews, best-seller Anatomy for Yoga.

This September of 2015 visits New Madrid to share a very interesting program of weekend. During the days 26 and 27 of September, Leslie proposes the challenge of demystifying the concept of alignment to connect with a more stable, secure and easy practice. For White San Román, Director of Dhara, is a privilege to be able to count on Leslie Kaminoff: "last year was a great experience to meet with Leslie, we are left wanting more. This year comes a weekend with a very interesting program, have worked hard to be a workshop affordable to tod@s. The work of Leslie is exceptional."

As said Leslie Kaminoff in a number of the American edition of Yoga Journal, "never is it should say never when you talk about a posture of yoga". For Leslie, is respectful and safe Asana teaching key which is really getting the approach in svadyaya (a deep search of the depths of the self). "There are no asanas separate individuals who practice them." Asanas are not alignment; people have the alignment".

In reality Leslie wanted to devote himself to the dance, "but I have two left feet," says. So he sought something that associated him with his body. Took her first class of Sivananda in 1978. In 1979 he was training as a teacher to finish addressing the Sivananda ashram in Los Angeles during 1981-82. "Not I am in accordance with the education formalized, but the yoga turned out to be perfect for me." "Put me in direct contact with something of what I could learn: my own body, without intermediaries", says Leslie.

In 1987 he met to T.K.V. Desikachar, that he did shake their beliefs. So I studied with him. Teaching yoga is the only work that has had.

Calls himself "educator of yoga", instead of the teacher or therapist because "teacher is generic and is associated with teacher training programmes; the word therapist not represents my work, not me I see to me same as a therapist physical or a psychotherapist. There should be another term. We are educators. I love that yoga is part of our educational system,"says Leslie Kaminoff.

A tireless researcher on the anatomy of respiration, is passionate when he talks about this topic. On the blog Shivers Up the Spine You asked in a long interview on breathing and yoga. He responded thus:

"The way that the breath has taught so far by anyone who teaches to breathe, not only in yoga, is limited by tradition and custom. When arrived to a perspective more broad on the diaphragm and their anatomy, their connections, much of the knowledge that is has transmitted is obsolete. Strictly speaking within the yogic tradition, there is this idea of breath yoga in 3 phases, where the inhalation begins in the navel and then will lead to ribs, to fill the upper part of the chest. This is what is also occasionally called 'the breath of bucket'; the idea is to pour water into a bucket and fills from the bottom to the top. It is a beautiful image to produce this breathing pattern. The anatomical problem with that image is that air is not water, and the lungs are not a cube. The lungs are never filled from the bottom to the top, can not because the bronchial tree is what fills the lungs. And this bronchial tree is distributed through all of the lung tissue.

From the Center to the periphery, branching in all directions, in three dimensions, so as the air enters and leaves the lungs.

When speaking of respiration in three parts are not talking about the movement of air, but d movement of muscle activity that changes the way the lung cavities. This is a particular pattern of changing shape; low, medium and high. The pattern that popularized and taught Desikachar is the opposite of this; the motion starts at the top, then goes to the middle of the rib cage, and finally to the belly. This pattern much better coordinating breathing with postural support, with the integration of the movement of the spine.

This is largely the basis of anatomy that I explore in the course of Anatomy, and what was really the basis of my research. But more than that, the understanding of the breath is the understanding of the yoga. It is understood that our breathing is both voluntary and autonomous. That we have any choice, we can control it to a certain extent, but there is also a vast area of breath over which we have no control. But as you can see, here are your tops and your Ishwara Pranidhana... The principles of the practice of yoga are inserted in the form in which we breathe as human beings... as mammals breathing and living on the Mainland...

Not all mammals breathe as well. The whales, for example, have no involuntary breathing mechanism. They do not have a mechanism that forces them to take a breath. If so, they may drown. Therefore, this mechanism is specific to the human being. There is something unique about this and allowing yoga to happen. And this is implicit in the way in which our bodies breathe".

Leslie Kaminoff workshop

If you want to know more about Leslie workshop visit www.dharayoga.es,

The term of registration is open until August.

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By • 13 Jul, 2015 • section: Classes, courses and workshops, Events