“I think there is more than the body, but the body is all you can get your hands on.” — Ida Rolf
The study of anatomy is a necessity to teaching yoga skillfully. Stepping up to teach the anatomy section of my current Teacher training with Larisa, has been an intimidating and important learning and growing opportunity. Learning again (it’s a repetition game) and then relating it in a useful way to others – I’m pretty into it!
That Ida Rolf quote is taken from Judith Hanson Lasater’s Yogabody. I have learned to value and appreciate this book and Judith’s experiential anatomy teaching more and more with each re-read. Her daughter Lizzie Lasater‘s Experiential Anatomy video series “Today’s Anatomy Question” with Mary Richards are invaluable learning tools as well. I got to meet both Lizzie and Mary during my Experiential Anatomy training with Judith – they and Judith’s teachings are well represented in these videos.