19 Feb 2018 » Minimum and maximum edges
You have probably heard a yoga teacher say something like "come to your edge, but don't overstep it". The place that is usually called "the edge" is the point along the stretch continuum beyond which you are in danger of injuring yourself, and beyond which your awareness deteriorates into an obsessive focus on whatever body part is experiencing the greatest intensity. Using yoga teacher Erich Schiffmann's terminology, I want to refine this concept by calling this place your maximum edge, and talk about another place along the stretch continuum, your minimum edge, which is the place where you first feel a stretch. Becoming aware of your minimum edge will help you come into poses more mindfully and more deeply, and will reduce your chance of injury at the same time.
About Gernot Huber
Yoga Mind Yoga Body is Gernot Huber's studio for private classes by appointment. Gernot also teaches drop-in group classes at Wild Rose Yoga Studio and The Yoga Tree. Gernot skillfully integrates down-to-earth discussions of breath, alignment, anatomy, and awareness to convey the key concepts of yogic philosophy with clarity and humor to practitioners of all levels, helping them transform their practice by emphasizing the mental dimensions of yoga as well as the physical. Read a feature article on Gernot and his teaching at shutupandyoga.com.
Workshops, Retreats, Trainings
Schedule for Feb 19-25: Substitute teacher this Monday Feb 19 as I am teaching in Yangon.
|Mon||9 am||Substitute||Yoga Tree|
|Tue||10 am||Vigorous Yoga||Wild Rose|
|Wed||10:45 am||Yoga Explorations||Yoga Tree|
|Fri||10:45 am||Vigorous Yoga||Yoga Tree|
Price: 300THB per class, discount with multi-class pass. No reservation required.
Book a private class to have Gernot tailor his teaching entirely to your needs. Whether you are a beginner and don't feel ready for a group class, want to work on specific poses or personal challenges, or want an expert eye to check your alignment and technique and bring to light detrimental habits, a private class with a dedicated and knowledgable teacher is a great way to deepen your practice. Contact Gernot to make a reservation.
- Price: 2000THB/hour for one person, 200THB/hour for each additional person
- Availability: Mon - Sun by appointment