My speciality is to assist people who practice Yoga to make the most of the opportunities available to them. My experience as a somatic therapist using both western and eastern approaches has given me a window to learn from Yogis for 14 years.
Fitting the right practice to the individual requires a systematic process and then a trial and reappraisal to see if it is actually working. This work has challenged me to question basic assumptions about yoga practice and about my approach to healing. Always I have had to come back to the basic concepts I learned during my clinical training at University. I find myself spending more time taking a careful history, observing posture patterns and conducting orthopedic tests both standardized and specialized based on asana.
Postural assessment is a process of differentiating between soft tissue patterns of tension and differentiating this from underlying skeletal patterns. The richness and magic begins when we discover where the nervous system is holding muscles in contracted states. Muscle and strength test reveals the basic level of muscle strength. Weakness is a major factor in Inbalanced posture, the other is tension and the last is genetic skeletal patterning for which acceptance is advised.