High-quality recordings of the two part Webinar „The Shoulders in Depth“ with Doug Keller can be purchase via us.

First part is a 1,5 hours theory-presentation
Second part is a 1,5 hours practice video.

They can be purchased together or individually at 20 EUR each in our Video store below.

Furthermore the webinar „The Music of Sequencing“ an Asana Class with intro talk led by Doug Keller is also available from our video store.

Description of the Webinar:
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The Shoulders In Depth
Shoulder stiffness and shoulder pain affects everybody at some point, and is often chronic. The blame for the pain is often placed on tight muscles, or on injury. But these are often symptoms of instability.
The shoulder girdle is a sensitive system that closely monitors input from the nerves, and activates or inhibits muscles depending on the information it’s receiving. This is called ‘Arthrokinetic Reflex’ — which is true throughout the body, but especially true of the shoulder girdle. If the joints of the shoulder girdle feel unstable or at risk from movement, the brain guards the shoulder with muscle stiffness, pain signals, or weakness, which affect its movement and coordination.
The actions that we practice for the shoulders are not just for stretching tight muscles or to increase range of motion: we practice actions with the shoulders in asana to increase the feeling of safety and stability. This often goes far in reducing shoulder stiffness and pain, and increases our range of movement. Coming to this place of safety and trust is the deeper ‘yoga’ part of our practice, that puts the mind and heart at ease, as well as the body.
In this webinar, the first session will go deeply into these aspects of shoulder movement — exploring how simple exercises and movements closely related to the yoga poses can restore shoulder girdle function by clearing ’stuckness’ or blocks in the joints, which is the starting point for dealing with shoulder stiffness and pain. From that point, we can better work with rotator cuff problems and, in general, practice the shoulder actions of yoga poses more safely. This exploration will include deeper understanding of the anatomy, neurology and kinesiology of the joints, movements to practice, points of awareness to attend to, and also stretches and strengthening exercises.
This is all put into practice in the second session, which will be a guided asana practice that explores all of the actions of the shoulders in a general, well-rounded practice — and will include insights into some of the more challenging shoulder actions, such as ‘wraps.’ This will be an all-levels practice, with some options for more challenging actions. But since the practice is through ‘Zoom,’ for safety’s sake, we won’t be doing poses such as headstand, handstand, or arm balances, since these carry a greater risk of injury from falling!
You can benefit from the practice without taking the ’theory,’ or may wish to explore the theory while you cannot do the practice because of a current injury or limitation; you are free to choose to do either one or both of the sessions.
Both sessions will be simultaneously recorded with high quality video and audio, and an edited final version of the video will be available to you after the broadcast, which you can view again or even download, via Vimeo.