Foundations is the most gentle and simple course at Yoga for AS. Foundations is 11 yoga poses, all sitting on a chair, plus one simple standing pose. There is no getting to the floor in the Foundations Course.
Course 1 is 14 simple yoga poses. All are sitting on a chair, plus one simple standing pose. The relaxation at the end of the follow alongs can be done sat on a chair or lying down.
Course 2 is 13 mainly seated and standing poses, with a few very supported lying down poses. It is gentle and slow.
Course 3 is 15 approachable yoga poses. Standing poses, floor poses and some lying down.
Course 4 is 14 moderate yoga poses. There are standing, floor poses and reclined pose, including forward bends from the wall. All of the poses have been done by people with AS in live Zoom Yoga for AS classes.
Course 5 is 12 yoga poses going deeper into safe yoga practice. There are balancing poses, twist, backbends and lots of leg stretches.
Course 6 is 15 intermediate yoga poses. This is a full body comprehensive practice, which is designed to explore deeper poses and introduce new protocols.
Course 7 has 12 yoga poses you can practice to a high level. There are lots of options in each pose so that you can practice from a moderate level extended to a high level.
This Course is an opportunity to enter a new paradigm of understanding how to optimise flexibility practices whilst still working within the underlying yogic principles, breath, and mindfulness.
Meditation is the active process of stilling the mind, to withdraw for a moment from the world, to help recovery.
This course will: Introduce the science of breathing, How to learn functional breathing, Introductions on breathing mechanics, Discuss breathing and its relationship to pain, Introduce how the breath can regulate our nervous system, A wide variety of breath work techniques to learn and then follow along to.
In this course we practice a form of Non Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR). This is called Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) in Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga.
At Yoga for AS we recommend some form of warm up before a physical practice. This Course has 4 Warm ups. One is from a chair, which is the most gentle. Two are standing with the support of the chair which is moderate. One is Freestanding which is intense.
Yoga for AS Fatigue
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that people with AS experience. You will learn techniques that may help manage fatigue: - Non Sleep Deep Rest (Yoga Nidra), Restorative Yoga where no effort is used in the yoga poses, Breath work, Meditation.
Yoga for Necks Course 1
4 simple, easy poses seated on a chair, emphasising relaxation and breathing. Just about everyone with inflammation in the neck can do these Yoga for AS poses. There are options for you to choose from, to lighten the poses.
Yoga for Necks Course 2
These poses are done by standing, leaning buttocks against a wall. Starting to lengthen the spine to maintain range of movement, again with options for you to choose, according to how you are feeling.
Yoga for Necks Course 3
3 poses done as free standing forward bend, inverting and lengthening the spine to improve range of movement in the neck. Plus 1 pose lying down for neck retraction. There are lots of options for you to choose from, to start easy inversions or to practice to a high level.
Yoga for SI Joints Course 1
Yoga for SI Joints Course 1 is 5 seated easy poses. Each pose is taught in a separate video tutorial. All have modifications you can try.
Yoga for SI Joints Course 2
Yoga for SI Joints Course 2 is 4 freestanding moderate poses. Each pose is taught in a separate video tutorial. All have modifications you can try.
Yoga for SI Joints Course 3
Yoga for SI Joints Course 3 Course 3 is 6 deep poses, lying and sitting on the floor. Each pose is taught in a separate video tutorial. All have modifications you can try.
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