In this continuation of Brian Dorfman’s Kinesiology series, we learn about the inner-workings and outer expressions of the hips’ unique structure. Brian teaches us how the hips relate to the pelvic girdle and the lumbar area, and how well this area of the body responds to Yoga.
Brian explores the ubiquitous hip replacement, and perspectives on pre-habilitation and rehabilitation for those having surgery. Common areas of complain and discomfort in the hips are highlighted and illuminated through an expanded understanding of the hips’ ligament structure and joint capsule.
While Brian describes the nitty-gritty of his work as a kinesiologist and movement therapist, he still manages to leave his students with a sense of optimisim and confidence in their ability to help those who seek pain relief and healthy bodies.
|Module 1||Handout: The Hips|
|Unit 1||Handout: The Hips|
|Module 2||Video Lecture: Yoga Therapy for the Hips|
|Unit 1||Lecture Video: Yoga Therapy for the Hips|
|Module 3||Asana Practice: For the Hips|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: The Hips|
|Module 4||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for the Hips|
|Unit 1||Quiz: The Hips|
The Proper Mechanics of Teaching a Forward Bend with Brian Dorfman
Straight legs? Bent knees? What is the proper alignment, cueing and precautions required when teaching forward bends to our students. Brian Dorfman looks at it from a functional movement angle rather than asana perfection angle.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in a full Yoga Therapy Class for the Hips. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Brian Dorfman has been treating patients and teaching for over 25 years. He has extensive knowledge and instructional ability in the areas of kinesiology, anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of movement. Since 1985, Brian has maintained his own injury rehabilitation practice and is an internationally recognized healer. His ability to treat injuries has made him indispensable among Olympic and professional athletes, including national and world record holders in a number of different sports.
In addition to his hands-on healing work, Brian is also a Master yoga teacher specializing in the therapeutic application of yoga. He has over 20 years experience offering group classes and private instruction. Influenced by TVK Desikachar, Brian’s instruction focuses on helping the student develop a personalized, balanced practice. He incorporates asana, pranayama, sound and meditation to create an environment for the student’s innate wisdom to develop.