Conscious Muscle Control: Hamstring and Glutes teaches you how to activate (and feel) the muscles at the back of your thighs, knees and hips (the Hamstrings and the Gluteus Maximus).
These muscles can be used to resist forward bending or to help you lower into a forward bending position with control.
If you think of your arms, head and torso as a massive set of weights, the hamstrings and glutes are responsible for lifting and lowering that weight in gravity-assisted forward-bending yoga poses.
In inverted positions like headstand or handstand, these muscles can be used to lift the weight of the legs themselves.
Conscious Muscle Control: Hamstrings and Glutes uses simple exercises to teach you how to activate and relax your glutes and hamstrings at will. You’ll also learn to feel when they are active and when they are relaxed. And you'll learn how to increase activation strength.
Often times I'll use a basic set of activation exercises in my classes. If these exercises don't help then I have a fall-back set of exercises. Both types of exercise are included.
You'll learn how to activate your glutes and hamstrings whether you are standing on your target leg or it is lifted. You'll learn how to activate your leg muscles one leg at a time and both legs simultaneously.
You'll develop a deeper awareness of your body.
It includes a basic set of activation exercises and if those exercises don’t help you activate your glutes and hamstrings (or feel when they are active) a second set of “alt” exercises are also included. These “alt” exercises are the exercises I use for students who have difficulty feeling and controlling their hamstrings and glutes.
Conscious muscle control helps you to practice controlling your glutes and hamstrings to the point that you can activate or relax either of these muscles at will without having to think about how to do it.
Because the glutes and hamstrings work on both the hip and the knee you’ll develop better awareness and control of these joints as well.
The Conscious Muscle Control: Hamstrings and Glutes course is part of a series of instructional videos designed to help you improve your partnership with your body.
Whether working on stability, strength or flexibility, muscle control gives you options for improving the way you do what you are doing. It allows you to do with more awareness and less effort. And as your body changes it gives you a means of going with that change while still working effectively.
Muscle control is a complex subject. This course focuses on the glutes and hamstrings to help make a complex subject simple. It is part of a series of courses designed to help you to learn your body bit-by-bit without getting frustrated.
And rather than forcing you to think about what you are doing, conscious muscle control gives you something to focus on feeling. By tuning into the sensations of your muscles activating and relaxing you can help turn off your thinking mind.
This course is video based. You can either download the videos or stream them.
The first part focuses on simple exercises to help you feel your glutes, hamstrings and the backs of your knees. The second part includes a simple sequence of yoga poses for practicing activating your hamstrings and glutes. Part 2 is to help you be able to activate (and relax) your hamstrings and glutes without having to think about how to do it.
This course is suitable for all levels. It may be Particularly suited to you if you want to do more than just hold a pose. This gives you a way of exploring your body while doing a yoga pose while at the same time improving body awareness and body control.
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