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6: The Mobility Movement and its Relationship to Yoga

As yogis, we have an innate interest in movement and mobility in the human body. However, what characterizes a yoga class vs. a mobility or movement class? In this episode, we dissect the differences we see and how it applies to modern yoga.

In This Episode

  • What is a movement / mobility / functional movement class? (4:40)
  • What advantage yoga has over a movement class (6:40)
  • How you receive information and move affects your nervous system (11:23)

“It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it” – Nat

  • The blurry line between a yoga class and a fitness class (15:42)
  • As a teacher getting wrapped up on peak pose sequencing (25:42)
  • We talk about transitions in yoga as a way to teach yoga mobility (28:03)

“Mobility is using flexibility to move you through space” – Sandy

  •  We give examples of making yoga poses into mobility exercises as another way of “advancing” the pose (31:40)

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